The Technical Guidelines Development Committee (the “Development Committee”) scheduled a plenary meeting for March 22nd and 23rd, 2007. The Committee was established in 2004 to act in the public interest to assist the Executive Director of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) in the development of voluntary voting system guidelines. The Development Committee has held seven previous meetings. The purpose of the eighth meeting of the Development Committee was to review and approve a draft of recommendations for future voluntary voting system guidelines to the EAC. The draft recommendations responded to tasks defined in resolutions passed at the previous Technical Guideline Development Committee meetings.