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Government and Industry Representatives Reflect on 2010 Election

from: EAC Staff on Jan 20, 2011

Shortly after the 2010 election, EAC hosted a discussion with election officials and voting system manufacturers. All agreed that the election was a success, but that challenges remain. Below are some highlights from the roundtable.

  • Election administration procedures vary widely, particularly among small jurisdictions; however, federal standards and guidance are helping to address this issue.

  • Voting system maintenance will become a more important issue as deployed systems near the end of their lifecycles. What is a reasonable expectation of a voting system’s life cycle? Can this be tested?

  • How will ongoing state and local budget cuts affect the financing of voting system technology and maintenance?

  • How can election officials safely incorporate commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) products into their voting system?

  • What benefits do testing and certification bring to the life cycle and maintainability of voting systems?

  • Sharing accurate and thorough information about voting system malfunctions is central to ensuring optimal long-term system performance.


If you’re interested in learning more, view the webcast of the roundtable.

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Government and Industry Representatives Reflect on 2010 Election

Shortly after the 2010 election, EAC hosted a discussion with election officials and voting system manufacturers. All agreed that the election was...