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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Public Meeting & Roundtable


09:00 AM - 06:00 PM Omni Hotel Downtown Houston
700 San Jacinto Boulevard at 8th Street
Austin, TX, 78701

(512) 476-3700


The Commission host a public meeting and a roundtable. First they will consider 2006 EAVS; an amendment to EAC policy on the voting system reports clearinghouse; individual State requests to change State-specific instructions to the national voter registration form; and year end reports. The roundtable discussion will focus on 5 subjects including risk, innovation, methodologies, verification and evaluation.

End of Year Reports
  • Brian Hancock, Director, EAC Accreditation and Certification Program

    • Testimony

    • Draft Laboratory Accreditation Manual (will be submitted for public comment)

  • Karen Lynn-Dyson, EAC Research Director

    • Testimony and presentation

  • Edgardo Cortes, EAC Election Research Specialist

 
Presentation and Adoption of 2006 Election Administration and Voting Survey
  • Karen Lynn-Dyson, EAC Research Director

  • 2006 Election Administration and Voting Survey

    • Final Survey as adopted by Commission

    • Draft Survey as presented to Commission

  • Kim Brace View the .zip file

Consideration of Transfer of National Voter Registration Act Regulations from the FEC to the EAC
  • EAC Staff Memo Regarding Close of Public Comment Period and Next Steps for National Voter Registration Act Regulations


Consideration and Vote on Changes to the National Voter Registration Form
  • EAC Staff Memo Regarding the Five Pending Requests for Changes to the State Instructions on the National Voter Registration Form

  • Commissioner Gracia Hillman; Statement and Proposal Regarding Interim Procedures for Responding to State Requests to Change the Federal Mail Voter Registration Application Form

  • Chair Donetta Davidson, Statement on NVRA State Requests

Votes
  • 4-0 (Carried) Motion to adopt 2006 Election Administration and Voting Survey with changes

  • 4-0 (Carried) Motion to transfer NVRA regulations from the FEC to the EAC

  • 2-2 (Failed) Motion to change language of eligibility requirements on Rhode Island NVRA form

  • 2-2 (Failed) Motion to change mailing address on Colorado NVRA form

  • 2-2 (Failed) Motion to change registration deadline on Deleware NVRA form

  • 2-2 (Failed) Motion to change ID number on Arizona NVRA form  


 
Roundtable Discussion following the Public Meeting

After the Public Meeting, the EAC is hosting a roundtable discussion about the next iteration of the voluntary voting system guidelines, which were drafted by the Technical Guidelines Development Committee. The roundtable discussion is open to the public.

 
Testimony
  • Daniel Castro, Senior Analyst, The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

  • Juan Gilbert, TSYS Distinguished Associate Professor, Auburn University

  • Alec Yasinsac, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Florida State University

    • Open Ended Vulnerability Testing

    • Software Independence

Export to Outlook Related Events: Documents:
Sunshine Notice - Public Meeting
Agenda - Public Meeting
Transcript - Public Meeting
End of Year Report - Testing and Certification
End of Year Report - Research
End of Year Report - Election Admin. Support
Testimony - Karen Lynn-Dyson on 2006 EAVS
2006 EAVS as submitted to Commission
2006 EAVS as adopted by Commission
EAC staff memo transferring NVRA regulations
EAC staff memo regarding state requests
Statement - Gracia Hillman on state requests
Statement - Donnetta Davidson on state requests
Sunshine Notice - Roundtable
Transcript - Roundtable
Agenda - Roundtable
Draft Agenda - Roundtable
Participant List - Roundtable
Testimony - Daniel Castro
Testimony - Juan Gilbert
Testimony - Alec Yasinsac on OEVT
Testimony - Alec Yasinsac on software independence