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Future of Voting Systems Symposium 2/26 – 28/2013

from: Jessica Myers on Jan 31, 2013
 
Future of Voting Systems Symposium 2/26 – 28/2013
 
The Election Assistance Commission (EAC) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are sponsoring a two and a half day symposium at NIST (Gaithersburg, MD) to explore emerging trends in voting system technology with the election community at large. The sponsoring organizations seek to have lively discussion on the following topics:
 
·         Why some jurisdictions are exploring building their own voting systems
·         Trends in voting system technology acquisition and deployment plans
·         How election officials, manufactures, young voters, and academics view the future of voting system technologies
·         Alternative standard development processes for voting systems
·         Alternative methods for voting system testing and certification at the Federal and State level
 
The symposium will provide an environment for interactive discussions among the attendees including election officials, voting system manufacturers, voting system test laboratories, standard developers, academics, and Federal, State, and local government officials. The symposium will encourage attendee participation through panel discussions with limited presentations to frame the topics to be explored. The discussions for the symposium will be used by the organizations to increase the efficiency and agility of the standardization, testing, and certification processes for future voting system technologies.
 
The symposium will include a poster and demonstration session held in conjunction with a reception on the evening of the first day of the symposium. Participates with novel voting system technology designs are highly encouraged to submit a poster or demonstration proposal for this session. There more information available on NIST’s website, including a Call for Participation. Poster submissions are due Friday, February 8, 2013.  
 
The registration fee is $270.00 and you can register online. Registration closes at 5:00 pm (EST) on Wednesday, February 20, 2013. All attendees must be pre-registered to gain entry to the NIST campus. Workshop registration does not include your hotel reservation; however, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Gaithersburg Hilton. All unreserved rooms in the block will be released and return to their regular prices on Monday, February 11, 2013.
 
The event will be webcast live February 26-28, 2013. A link to the webcast will be available here on those dates.
 
If you have additional questions, please contact Jessica Myers at jmyers@eac.gov or via Twitter (@EACgov).
 

 

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Future of Voting Systems Symposium 2/26 – 28/2013

EAC and NIST will host a symposium to explore emerging trends in voting system technology with the election community at large.