The Technical Guidelines Development Committee (the “Development Committee”) has scheduled a plenary meeting for April 20-21, 2005. This meeting will be open to the public. There is no fee to attend, but, due to security requirements, advance registration is required. Registration information will be available at http://vote.nist.gov by March 31st, 2005.
The Committee was established pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 15361, to act in the public interest to assist the Executive Director of the Election Assistance Commission in the development of the voluntary voting system guidelines. The Technical Guidelines Development Committee held their first plenary meeting on July 9, 2004. At this meeting, the Development Committee agreed to a resolution forming three working groups: (1) Human Factors & Privacy; (2) Security & Transparency; and (3) Core Requirements & Testing to gather information and public input on relevant issues. The information gathered by the working groups was analyzed at the second meeting of the Development Committee January 18 & 19, 2005. Resolutions were debated and adopted by the TGDC at the January plenary session. The resolutions defined technical work tasks for NIST that will assist the TGDC in developing recommendations for voluntary voting system guidelines. At the March 9, 2005 meeting, NIST scientists presented preliminary reports on technical work tasks defined in resolutions adopted at the January plenary meeting and adopted one additional resolution. The Development Committee will review a draft document of initial recommendations for voluntary voting system guidelines at the April 20th & 21st, 2005 meeting.
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