EAC Standards Board Virtual Meeting Room has closed. The virtual meeting room was opened on Thursday, May 17, 2007, at 7:00 A.M. EDT through Tuesday, May 22, at 7:00 A.M. EDT. The site was available 24 hours per day during that 5-day period.
The EAC Standards Board reviewed and provided comment on a draft EAC report that was developed by Design for Democracy. The draft report contained best practices suggestions on the design of voter information, optical scan ballots and direct recording electronic (DRE) ballots based on legislative guidelines, information design principles and user centered research.
The EAC Standards Board Virtual Meeting Room was established to enable the Standards Board to review and discuss draft documents in a public forum when it is not feasible for an in-person board meeting. The May 17-22, 2007 forum was the first use of this virtual meeting room and as such is a test of the concept. The Standards Board will not take any votes or propose any resolutions during this 5-day forum. Members will post comments about the draft best practices suggestions for the design of voter information and ballots.