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Voting System Testing Update 7.3.12

from: Jessica Myers on Jul 03, 2012

 

The EAC will post a “Voting System Testing Update” blog every Tuesday in an effort to keep everyone informed of the progress systems in the EAC’s Testing and Certification Program are making each week.  We hope that this adds additional transparency to our process and allows stakeholders to get a weekly update about test campaigns that impact their jurisdiction.
 
Voting Systems under Test:
 
·         Dominion Democracy Suite 4.9. Wyle received all hardware needed for testing in June. EAC will travel to Wyle in early July to see the system; meet with representatives from Wyle and Dominion; and review the changes proposed in this modification. Wyle is in the process of reviewing source code for this modification. If you would like to view documents related to this test campaign, please visit our website. Jessica Myers is the project manager on this test campaign.
 
·         Dominion Sequoia WinEDS 4.0. The EAC received an amended report on June 18, 2012 and will provide comments or approval by July 9, 2012. For documents related to this test campaign, please visit our website. Jessica Myers is the project manager on this test campaign.
 
·         Election Systems & Software (ES&S) Unity 3.4.0.0. An ES&S technician resolved the issues with the DS 850 and ES&S prepared a root cause analysis of the issue. The EAC is reviewing this root cause analysis and Wyle is preparing to run a reliability test on the DS 850. The EAC, Wyle and ES&S are working through some remaining issues related to telecommunications. EAC is releasing two RFIs pertaining to the Section 7 requirements of the 2005 VVSG. EAC finished reviewing Rev. C of the Test Plan and sent comments back to Wyle on June 26, 2012. EAC is working with Wyle to understand how zero tapes are produced by the DS850 and DS200. ES&S For documents related to this test campaign, please visit our website. Jessica Myers is the project manager on this test campaign.
 
·         Election Systems & Software (ES&S) EVS 5.0.0.0. EAC is releasing two RFIs pertaining to the Section 7 requirements of the 2005 VVSG. TDP review is ongoing. All parities are reviewing ES&S’s implementation of the extended zero tape printing capabilities provided for by the voting system to VVSG requirements. The Temperature Power Variation Tests were halted due to discrepancies arising in the tests. EAC is waiting to receive a revised Test Plan and expects to receive it in the next few weeks. For documents related to this test campaign, please visit our website.  Joshua Franklin is the project manager on this test campaign.
 
If you would like more information about the certification process, please read Chapter 4 and 5 of the Testing and Certification Program Manual. If you have additional questions or would like additional information about a particular voting system, please email Jessica Myers at jmyers@eac.gov.
 
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Voting System Testing Update 7.3.12

EAC will post a “Voting System Testing Update” blog every Tuesday tracking progress made on EAC system certification