[clug] [OT] e-voting in the USA

steve jenkin sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Fri Apr 17 02:21:07 GMT 2009

There has been interest by CLUG members in e-voting over the years.
This came via SANS.

The "draft voluntary voting system guidelines (VVSG)" can be found at:


SANS NewsBites               April 14, 2009              Vol. 11, Num. 29

 --NIST Publishes Draft eVoting Machines Guidelines
(April 13, 2009)
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released
a draft of voluntary standards for electronic voting machines.   The
current evoting machines guidelines are known as VVSG (Voluntary Voting
System Guideline) 2005; the new draft guidelines are known as VVSG Next
Iteration (VVSG-NI).  NIST is accepting public comment on the draft
document through July 1, 2009.  After the standards are finalized, it
will be up to state and local governments to decide if they will require
their machine manufacturers to comply with them.
[Editor's Comment (Northcutt): I have always leaned heavily in the
conservation and resource preservation direction, but you have to use
paper sometimes. My number one guideline would be, print an auditable
physical record of how the machine voted. ]

Steve Jenkin, Info Tech, Systems and Design Specialist.
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sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au http://members.tip.net.au/~sjenkin

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