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Resolution 2018-01 Advance VVSG (Passed 21-0)

Posted: Apr 27, 2018


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U.S. Election Assistance Commission

Board of Advisors

 

April 23 – 24, 2018

Resolution 2018 – 01

 

Offered by: Neal Kelley, Board of Advisors, VVSG Committee

 

Title: Advance Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG) 2.0

Whereas, the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) is an agency of the United States federal government created by the Help America Vote Act; and

Whereas, the Election Assistance Commission Technical Guidelines Development Committee unanimously voted for approval of the draft VVSG 2.0 Principles and Guidelines on September 12, 2017; and

Whereas, the Election Assistance Commission Board of Advisors’ VVSG Committee has reviewed and commented on the draft VVSG 2.0 Principles and Guidelines and has submitted those comments to the full board for review and comment.

Now, therefore, be It Resolved by the Election Assistance Commission Board of Advisors, that:

SECTION 1. The United States Election Assistance Commission Board of Advisors recommends to the United States Election Assistance Commission that the proposed modifications to the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines recommended by the Technical Guidelines Development Committee on September 12, 2017, be adopted by the Commission.

SECTION 2. The United States Election Assistance Commission Board of Advisors further recommends that these modifications be designated as “Voluntary Voting System Guidelines 2.0” to reflect the comprehensive nature of the modifications.

SECTION 3. The United States Election Assistance Commission Board of Advisors further recommends that the United States Election Assistance Commission, in its consideration of the recommended modifications, take into account the following:

  1. The schedule and procedures to implement “Voluntary Voting System Guidelines 2.0” should be as efficient as possible to ensure a smooth transition to the new Guidelines.
  2. The role of the entire membership of the Board of Advisors under HAVA should be respected and preserved with regard to the implementation and modification of more detailed technical procedures and standards employed to conduct the certification of voting systems under “Voluntary Voting System Guidelines 2.0”.

SECTION 4. The Board of Advisors recommends to the United States Election Assistance Commission to consider the draft VVSG 2.0 Principles and Guidelines for full adoption considering the comments offered by the board; and that the EAC adopt within the Testing and Certification Program Quality & Program Manual a provision providing for the ability of VVSG 2.0 requirements and Test Assertions to be updated in the absence of a quorum of EAC Commissioners.

Adopted April 23, 2018

 


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