Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG)


Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG) are a set of specifications and requirements against which voting systems can be tested to determine if the systems meet required standards. Some factors examined under these tests include basic functionality, accessibility, and security capabilities. As directed by HAVA, the VVSG is developed for the EAC by the TGDC, which is chaired by the NIST Director.  NIST provides technical support in security, human factors and other areas.  The development of VVSG 2.0 included a significant public working group process.

Direct Links to VVSG Information at the EAC

VVSG Background

Implementation Guides

In process - coming soon


VVSG 2.0

Created October 31, 2022, Updated February 13, 2023