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Technical Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC)


The Technical Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC) has been chartered by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) (pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA)) to provide recommendations on voluntary standards and guidelines related to voting equipment and technologies. It is composed of fourteen members selected from various standards boards and for their technical and scientific expertise related to voting systems and equipment. NIST chairs and manages the TGDC.

Information on current meetings, the members of the TGDC, its charter, and past resolutions are at the EAC.

Past meeting minutes for TGDC Subcommittees are available atTGDC Subcommittee Work - Historical Meetings

Other historical information about TGDC operations, especially the process for creating the VVSG is available on the History Page.

Created September 23, 2010, Updated December 4, 2023