Tuesday, April 18, 2023 9:00 AM
Wednesday, April 19, 2023 12:00 PM
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Standards Board will hold their 2023 Annual Meeting.
The dates and times are April 18th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST and April 19th from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. MST.
This meeting is in person and open to the public. If you are a member of the public and you are interested in attending, please register here. Space is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
This meeting is to conduct an annual review of the VVSG 2.0 Requirements and
implementation, review the status of the EAC’s e-poll book pilot program, discuss ongoing EAC
programs, and address election official security and mental health concerns. This meeting will
include a question-and-answer discussion between board members and EAC staff.
Board members will also review FACA Board membership guidelines and policies with EAC
Acting General Counsel and receive a general update about the EAC programming. The Board will also elect nine members to the Executive Board Committee.
Background: On February 10, 2021, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) announced the adoption of the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG) 2.0, the fifth iteration of national-level voting system standards. The Federal Election Commission published the first two sets of federal standards in 1990 and 2002. The EAC then adopted Version 1.0 of the VVSG on December 13, 2005. In an effort to update and improve version 1.0 of the VVSG, on March 31, 2015, the EAC commissioners unanimously approved VVSG 1.1.
HAVA designates a 110-member Standards Board to assist EAC in carrying out its mandates under the law. The board consists of 55 state election officials selected by their respective chief state election official and 55 local election officials selected through a process supervised by the chief state election official.