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Future of Voting Systems Symposium 2/26 – 28/2013 (#FOV13)

from: Jessica Myers on Feb 21, 2013


Future of Voting Systems Symposium 2/26 – 28/2013 (#FOV13)
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 event will be webcast live February 26-28, 2013. A link to the webcast will be available here on those dates. EAC will tweet from the Symposium and we encourage any other participants to use #FOV13.
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 (#FOV13)

EAC and NIST are sponsoring a two and a half day symposium to explore emerging trends in voting system technology with the election community at...