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