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Election Event Logging Common Data Format Specification

Published

Author(s)

John P. Wack

Abstract

This publication describes an election event logging common data format specification for devices used in U.S. elections such as optical scanners, election management systems, and polling place devices. The data logged generally contains information about the conduct of the election, such as when the polls open, when a voter starts a voting session or casts a ballot, or when administrators logon to the devices, etc. The publication contains a UML model of the relevant election logging data and an XML format derived from the UML model. It also contains background information regarding requirements for election event logging in the Election Assistance Commission’s Voluntary Voting System Guidelines Version 1.1. It is part of a series of planned common data format specifications for voting equipment.
Citation
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 1500-101
Report Number
1500-101

Keywords

Common data format, disposition, elections, event, logging, timestamp, voting, VVSG.
Created April 9, 2020, Updated June 9, 2020