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Requests for Interpretation

A Request for Interpretation is a means by which a registered Manufacturer or VSTL may seek clarification on a specific EAC voting system standard (VVSG or VSS). An Interpretation is a clarification of the voting system standards and guidance on how to properly evaluate conformance to it.

VVSG 1.1

RFI 2016-02 -- EAC Decision on Environmental Control Testing: Operating

RFI 2016-01 -- EAC Decision on Display Pixel Pitch

RFI 2015-05 -- EAC Decision on Touchscreen Technology

RFI 2015-04 -- EAC Decision on Visual Display Characteristics; Minimal display area

RFI 2015-03 -- EAC Decision on Ballot Reading Accuracy

RFI 2015-02 -- EAC Decision on Certification Test Fixtures

RFI 2015-01 -- EAC Decision on Testing Breadth

VVSG 1.0 (2005)

RFI 2015-05 -- EAC Decision on Touchscreen Technology

RFI 2013-04 -- EAC Decision on Usability Testing

RFI 2013-03 -- EAC Decision on Timestamps

RFI 2013-02 -- EAC Decision on Audio Presentation Volume Levels 

RFI 2013-01 -- EAC Decision on the Extensions Clause

RFI 2012-06 -- EAC Decision on Use of Public Telecommunications Networks and Data Transmission

RFI 2012-05 -- EAC Decision on Public Telecommunications and Cryptography 

RFI 2012-04 -- EAC Decision on Software Setup Validation

RFI 2012-03 -- EAC Decision on Configuration Management of COTS Products 

RFI 2012-02 -- EAC Decision on Transmission of Results (Official and Unofficial Results) 

RFI 2012-01 -- EAC Decision on Ballot Handling - MultiFeed 

RFI 2010-08 -- EAC Decision on Calling Sequence 

RFI 2010-06 -- EAC Decision on DRE Accessibility Requirements and Other Accessible Voting Stations

RFI 2010-05 -- EAC Decision on Testing of Modifications to a Certified System

RFI 2010-03 -- EAC Decision on Database Coding Conventions

RFI 2010-02 -- EAC Decision on Coding Conventions

RFI 2009-01 -- EAC Decision on VVPAT Accessibility

RFI 2008-12 -- EAC Decision on Ballot Marking Device/Scope of Testing

RFI 2008-10 -- EAC Decision on Electrical Fast Transient

RFI 2007-06 -- EAC Decision on Recording and Reporting Undervotes

RFI 2007-05 -- EAC Decision on Testing Focus and Applicability

RFI 2007-04 -- EAC Decision on Presentation of Alternative Language

RFI 2007-03 -- EAC Decision on Summative Usability Testing

RFI 2007-01 -- EAC Decision on Accessible Design

VSS (2002)

RFI 2007-02 -- EAC Decision on Variable Names

VSS (2002) & VVSG 1.0 (2005)
RFI 2010-07 -- EAC Decision on Module Length

RFI 2010-04 -- EAC Decision on Functional Requirements with Respect to Security

RFI 2010-01 -- EAC Decision on Voltage Levels and ESD Test

RFI 2009-06 -- EAC Decision on Temperature and Power Variation

RFI 2009-05 -- EAC Decision on T-Coil Requirements 

RFI 2009-04 -- EAC Decision on Audit Log Events

RFI 2009-03 -- EAC Decision on Battery Back Up for Central Count Systems

RFI 2009-02 -- EAC Decision on Alternate Languages

RFI 2008-09 -- EAC Decision on Safety Testing

RFI 2008-08 -- EAC Decision on Automatic Bar Code Readers

RFI 2008-07 -- EAC Decision on 0' Count to Start Election

RFI 2008-06 -- EAC Decision on Battery Backup for Central Count

RFI 2008-05 -- EAC Decision on Durability 

RFI 2008-04 -- EAC Decision on Supported Languages

RFI 2008-03 -- EAC Decision on OS Configuration

RFI 2008-02 -- EAC Decision on Battery Backup for Optical Scan Voting Machines

RFI 2008-01 -- EAC Decision on Temperature and Power Variation