The Commission considered accrediting iBeta Quality Assurance and SysTest Labs LLC. to receive federal approval to test voting systems against federal voting system standards and guidelines based upon the recommendations of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as required by the Help America Vote Act (HAVA).
Important Change: EAC's Next Public Meeting was held in ATLANTA, GA on Wednesday 2/21/07
Statement of Exceptional Circumstances:
Late notice of this meeting was unavoidable due to the combination of two factors: (1) the time required for EAC to properly evaluate the January 18, 2007 recommendations EAC received from NIST to federally accredit two voting system test laboratories and (2) to serve the public interest by having federally accredited labs in place immediately in order to begin testing voting systems against federal voting system standards and guidelines. With the 2008 elections schedule fast approaching, it is most critical that the federal voting system testing process begin at the earliest possible date.