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Payments and Grants
This office provides oversight, monitoring and technical assistance to states and local election jurisdictions for HAVA funds. Formula grants include Requirements Payments to help states meet the requirements of Title III in HAVA, and the 2018 HAVA Election Security Grants to support election system upgrades to strengthen election security.
Resources for Voters
The EAC provides timely and useful information to American voters, who deserve accessible, accurate and secure elections
The EAC's Testing and Certification program is the critical first step in the process of maintaining the reliability and security of the voting systems used in our nation's elections.
Resources for Election Officials
Election officials need support to maintain and improve election systems. The EAC is a trusted partner in this important endeavor.
Research & Data
Innovative research and data collection fuels the EAC’s mission to improve voter experience and support election administrators.
Draft VVSG Requirements
The Technical Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC) will discuss the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines 2.0 (VVSG 2.0) and all accompanying Technical Requirements. The TGDC will discuss the next TGDC meeting dates and the continuing steps to develop the Technical Requirements. There may be votes conducted at this meeting. Final Agenda will be published at www.eac.gov before the meeting.
The TGDC will discuss the Requirements of the VVSG 2.0.
Draft VVSG Requirements can be found at the link below: https://collaborate.nist.gov/voting/bin/view/Voting/VVSG20DraftRequirements.
The most current version of the draft VVSG 2.0 Requirements is clearly marked at the top of the page to ensure the latest version is the topic of discussion at the time of the meetings. As stated in the disclaimer (and in each document), the Requirements are in a draft state and are not yet ready for final posting in their current form. These are provided "as is" for facilitating on-going discussions, but do not yet represent an official or final version.
This meeting is open to the public.
TGDC Meeting Agenda
September 19-20, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Welcome and Introductions (Dr. Walt Copan, NIST Director)
Goals and Expectations (Commissioner Ben Hovland, EAC)
NIST Update (Mary Brady, NIST)
VVSG Comment Resolution (Jerome Lovato, Director, Testing & Certification, EAC)
VVSG 2.0 Human Factors: Usability & Accessibility (Dr. Sharon Laskowski, NIST)
Lunch (On Your Own)
VVSG 2.0 Core (Ben Long & John Wack, NIST)
VVSG 2.0 Cybersecurity (Gema Howell, NIST)
Recap & Day 2 Setup
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Discussion of Issues, Resolution(s), Vote on VVSG 2.0 Requirements
Election Profile of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (Mary Brady, NIST)
Cybersecurity Update (Geoff Hale)