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Looking Ahead to 2013 12.20.12

from: Jessica Myers on Dec 20, 2012


“2012 Election” Roundtable – January 9, 2013
EAC will host a Jan 9 roundtable to review challenges and best practices presented during the 2012 election cycle. The event will consist of four roundtable panels: with discussions among state and local election officials, advocates, academics, researchers, media representatives, poll workers and end users. Merle King,  Executive Director, Georgia’s Center for Election Systems, Kennesaw State University, will moderate the rountable.
The roundtable will take place on Wednesday, January 9th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at EAC’s offices, 1225 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. in Suite 150. An agenda will be posted to the website soon. This event will be webcast live and feature a Twitter fall.
“Future of Voting Systems Symposium” – February 26-28, 2013
The Election Assistance Commission (EAC) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are sponsoring a two and a half day symposium 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 symposium will include a poster and demonstration session held in conjunction with a reception on the evening of the first day of the symposium. Participates with novel voting system technology designs are highly encouraged to submit a poster or demonstration proposal for this session. There more information available on NIST’s website, including a Call for Participation. The Symposium will be held at NIST in Gaithersburg, MD.
If you have additional questions, please contact Jessica Myers at jmyers@eac.gov or via Twitter (@EACgov).
*The EAC is taking a short end of year break from blogging, but will return on January 7, 2013. All the best!*


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Looking Ahead to 2013 12.20.12

EAC will host a Jan 9 roundtable to review challenges and best practices presented during the 2012 election cycle.