Ryan Macias recently joined the United States Election Assistance Commission’s (EAC) Testing and Certification Program in May 2016. In his new role, Ryan is managing voting system testing and certification campaigns and assisting in the facilitation of the version 2.0 of the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG) by working closely with many of the VVSG Public Working Groups. Prior to joining the EAC, Ryan was with the California Secretary of State’s Office of Voting Systems Technology Assessment (OVSTA) for 10 years, where he was integral in shaping the voting system testing and approval process in California. In that position, he had been appointed by Secretary of State Alex Padilla to the EAC’s Standards Board as the Designated State Election Official for California.
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