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Election Results Common Data Format Specification Revision 2.0

December 3, 2019
Author(s)
John P. Wack
This publication describes an election results common data format specification for pre-election setup information and post-election results reporting. It contains a UML model of the election data and an XML format derived from the UML model. It also

Cast Vote Records Common Data Format Specification Version 1.0

November 19, 2019
Author(s)
John P. Wack
This document is a specification for a common data format for cast vote records (CVR) produced by vote-capture devices such as ballot scanners. It supports the interoperable export of CVRs from these devices and the interoperable import and export of CVRs

Voter Records Interchange Common Data Format Specification Version 1.0

November 14, 2019
Author(s)
John P. Wack
This document presents a specification for voter records data interchange related to voter registration, i.e., registration requests from online voter registration made to voter registration systems, and responses to the requests returning from the voter

Election Results Common Data Format Specification

February 9, 2016
Author(s)
John P. Wack, Kim Brace, Samuel Dana, Herb Deutsch, John Dziurlaj, Ian Piper, Don Rehill, Richard M. Rivello, Sarah Whitt
This publication describes an election results common data format specification for pre-election setup information and post-election results reporting. It contains a UML model of the election data and an XML format derived from the UML model. It also

Cloud-based Accessibility for Voting Applications

December 22, 2015
Author(s)
Shanee T. Dawkins, Sharon J. Laskowski
Since its creation, the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) of the U.S. Department of Education (ED) has supported the development of new technologies for enhancing access for people with disabilities. Current research and

Systematic Measurement of Marginal Mark Types on Voting Ballots

July 24, 2015
Author(s)
Andrea V. Bajcsy, Ya-Shian Li-Baboud, Mary C. Brady
The presence of marginal marks on voting ballots is a ubiquitous problem in voting systems and it is a common source of dispute during federal and state-level elections. As of today, marginal marks are neither clearly countable as votes or as non-votes by

Personalized Voting: The Intersection of Cloud and Mobility

July 21, 2015
Author(s)
Shanee T. Dawkins, Sharon J. Laskowski
Current research and development being conducted by the international Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure Consortium (GPII) is to create technology for cloud-based accessibility. Using this new technology, users of computer systems can create personal

The IEEE VSSC/1622: Voting System Standards

September 15, 2014
Author(s)
John P. Wack
This article presents an overview of the IEEE VSSC/1622 and its working groups. It contains information as to why a common data format for voting systems is needed and how VSSC/1622 standards will improve voting system operations and use. It contains

Information System Security Best Practices for UOCAVA-Supporting Systems

September 15, 2011
Author(s)
Andrew R. Regenscheid, Geoff Beier, Santosh Chokhani, Paul Hoffman, Jim Knoke, Scott Shorter
IT systems used to support UOCAVA voting face a variety of threats. If IT systems are not selected, configured and managed using security practices commensurate with the importance of the services they provide and the sensitivity of the data they handle, a

Security Considerations for Remote Electronic UOCAVA Voting

February 21, 2011
Author(s)
Nelson Hastings, Rene Peralta, Stefan Popoveniuc, Andrew Regenscheid
This whitepaper for the Technical Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC) identifies desirable security properties of remote electronic voting systems, potential benefits and threats to these systems, and current and emerging technical approaches for

On the privacy threats of electronic poll books

October 4, 2010
Author(s)
Stefan Popoveniuc, John M. Kelsey
Electronic poll books make the process of verifying that a voter is authorized to vote and issuing her a ballot faster and more convenient. However, they also introduce a privacy risk: if both the electronic poll book and voting machine or optical scanner

Performance Requirements for End-to-End Verifiable Elections

August 9, 2010
Author(s)
Stefan Popoveniuc, John M. Kelsey, Andrew Regenscheid, Poorvi Vora
The term end-to-end verifiability has been used over the past several years to describe multiple voting system proposals. The term has, however, never been formally defined. As a result, its meaning tends to change from voting system to voting system. We

Sigma Ballots

July 21, 2010
Author(s)
Stefan Popoveniuc, Andrew Regenscheid
We present Sigma ballots, a new type of ballot to be used in secure elections. Sigma ballots use the random order of candidates introduced by Pret a Voter, combined with the confirmation codes of Scantegrity II. These ballots can be produces by a DRE

A VVSG-derived model of election data

August 26, 2009
Author(s)
David W. Flater
An effort to define a common data format for voting systems should begin with a data model that specifies the relevant concepts. To accelerate adoption and minimize conflicts, such a model should define the smallest set of concepts needed by the desired

A Threat Analysis on UOCAVA Voting Systems

December 19, 2008
Author(s)
Andrew R. Regenscheid, Nelson E. Hastings
This report contains the results of NIST s research into technologies to improve the voting process for United States citizens living overseas. It splits the overseas voting process into three stages: voter registration and ballot request, blank ballot

Guidelines for Using Color in Voting Systems

October 23, 2008
Author(s)
Maureen Stone, Sharon J. Laskowski, Svetlana Z. Lowry
This document is a digital color design guide for the electronic displays of voting systems. It encodes best practice for usability in general, and specifically to accommodate a wide range of color vision deficiencies. Systems that follow these guidelines

Voluntary Voting System Guidelines

May 1, 2005
Author(s)
Mark Skall
The National Software Reference Library (NSRL) of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) collects software from various sources and publishes file profiles computed from this software (such as MD5 and SHA-1 hashes) as a Reference

Accuracy, Integrity, and Security in Computerized Vote-Tallying

August 1, 1988
Author(s)
Roy Saltman
Recommendations are provided to promote accuracy, integrity, and security in computerized vote-tallying, and to improve confidence in the results produced. The recommendations respond to identified problems, and concern software, hardware, operational

Effective Use of Computing Technology in Vote-Tallying

April 1, 1978
Author(s)
Roy Saltman
The results of a systems analysis and evaluation conducted on the role of automatic digital processing in vote-tallying are presented. Included in the report are descriptions of hardware, software, and administrative problems encountered in fourteen
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