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Committee Takes Important Step Toward New Voting System Guidelines A set of 17 core voting system functions that will guide the Election Assistance Commission’s (EAC) next generation of Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG) was adopted this week by the EAC’s Technical Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC). The unanimous vote came during a meeting called by the EAC and chaired by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). It comes as the Department of Homeland Security has affirmed its intent to maintain designation of election systems as
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Media Advisory: Next Generation of Voting System Requirements to Shape Upcoming TGDC Meeting The Technical Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC) will meet at the U.S. Access Board in Washington, DC, from Feb. 13-14 to discuss next steps toward development of the next generation of Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG). The meeting will feature officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Election Assistance Commission (EAC), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), as well as election officials, researchers and voting system vendors. The meeting comes as DHS has affirmed its intent to maintain designation of election systems as part of the nation’s critical infrastructure, and as Americans are focused on improving the accessibility, accuracy and security of elections.
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U.S. EAC Certifies New Dominion Voting System The Election Assistance Commission today certified that Dominion Voting’s Democracy Suite 5.0 voting system meets current federal voting system standards. The determination came after a thorough review campaign conducted by Pro V&V, the EAC’s newest voting system testing lab.
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Feb 07, 2017
Commissioner Says Effort to Dismantle EAC is “Out of Step” with U.S. Election Landscape "Efforts to dismantle the Election Assistance Commission are seriously out of step with the current U.S. election landscape. At a time when the Department of Homeland Security has designated election systems as part of the country’s critical infrastructure, election officials face cybersecurity threats, our nation’s voting machinery is aging and there are accusations of election irregularities, the EAC is the only federal agency bridging the gap between federal guidance and the needs of state an​
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Jan 31, 2017
2016 Election Year Challenges Underscored Importance of EAC The EAC serves over 8,000 election jurisdictions across the nation and more than 200 million registered voters. Its annual report to Congress stems from a mandate contained within the Help America Vote Act of 2002, bipartisan legislation that established the EAC continues to guide its mission to serve American election administrators and voters. Highlights from today’s report include:
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Jan 25, 2017
EAC Names New Communications and Public Affairs Director Silver Spring, Md. – The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) today announced that Brenda Bowser Soder will serve as its new Director of Communications and Public Affairs. Soder will lead the EAC’s media and public engagement efforts to support the commission’s ongoing work to ensure secure, accessible and accurate elections.
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