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Workshop on UOCAVA Remote Voting Systems

The Election Assistance Commission (EAC), Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) of the Department of Defense, and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are sponsoring a workshop to explore the technical issues associated with remote electronic absentee voting systems for military and overseas voters. The sponsoring organizations seek to understand:

  • Desired/required functional properties of UOCAVA remote voting systems
  • Advantages and disadvantages of different UOCAVA remote voting system architectures
  • Ways to express and compare risks, including using metrics
  • Risks associated with using the Cyber Infrastructures such as the Internet
  • Risks associated with domestic and UOCAVA mail-in absentee voting
  • Risks associated with remote electronic voting
  • Domestic and UOCAVA mail-in absentee voting and remote electronic voting risk comparisons
  • Experiences with remote electronic absentee voting systems

The workshop organizers are soliciting position papers on these topics.

Call for Participation

Position Paper Submissions 

Participants are highly encouraged to submit position papers to set the stage for the workshop. Position papers will not be used to identify and select workshop speakers but to compile diverse viewpoints on the issues related to remote electronic absentee voting systems for military and overseas voters.
Position paper submissions should be provided electronically, in PDF, for standard US letter-size paper (8.5 x 11 inches) and not exceed 5 pages (single space, two column format with 1" margins using a 10 pt or larger font). Position papers will not be formally published but will be made available on the web. Please send submissions to workshop-uocava [at]

Submissions due: July 30, 2010

Workshop Program

Created June 3, 2010, Updated September 21, 2016