NIST-EAC Public Working Groups
Interoperability Working Group
This working group is for the discussion and development of guidance for voting system interoperability, including common data format modeling and schema development. The guidance will inform the development of requirements for the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG).
Many election officials view voting system interoperability as necessary core function for future voting technology. This working group has as its objective the development of guidance that will result in voting system interoperability, bringing with it various advantages, including:
- Increased efficiency in election operations.
- Cost savings to election operations and to cost of system integration.
- Greater choice of voting equipment in the marketplace.
- More automated generation of EAC survey data.
- Reduced cost of testing and component certification.
- Greater transparency to election data.
The data format guidelines will include but are not limited to:
- Electronic Pollbooks
- Election Management Systems
- Optical Scanners
- Ballot Marking and Printing
- Auditing and Logging
Working Group Chairs:
List of Current Deliverables:
The NIST Voting System Interoperability Working Group will meet by telecon; date and time and connection details to be announced.
Participation in this Working Group is open to all interested parties. There are no membership fees.
List of mailing list members (TBD)
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