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Election Public Working Group

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This working group is for the discussion and development of requirements-related information for voting systems, intended ultimately for inclusion in the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG).The focus of this working group is on requirements addressing election (day) activities, including equipment operation in polling places and elsewhere, logging, casting, counting, and tabulation.


  • To be announced.


List of Current Deliverables:

  • To be announced.

Process Under Consideration

Election Process Information

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Process Functions

  1. open polls for Election
  2. Election Official authenticates Voter for Election
  3. Election Official identifies Ballot for Voter with Voter Needs
  4. Election Official identifies Interface for Voter with Voter Needs
  5. Election Official assigns Ballot to Voter with Voter Needs
  6. Election Official and/or Voter select Interface meeting Voter's Voter Needs
  7. connect Voter and Blank Ballot
  8. Voter interacts with Ballot via Interface
  9. Voter edits Ballot via Interface
  10. Voter reads Ballot via Interface
  11. Voter interprets Ballot via Interface
  12. Voter selects Contest Choices via Interface
  13. Voter deselects Contest Choices via Interface
  14. Voter navigates Contest Choices via Interface
  15. Voter verifies Contest Choices via Interface
  16. Voter casts Ballot as Cast Vote Record via Interface
  17. Voter cancels Ballot via Interface
  18. track Election Operation Status via Election Information
    • KB cross-references: None identified.
  19. Election Official closes polls for Election

See also Full Process Information


Meeting Information:

The NIST Voting System Election Requirements Working Group will meet by telecon; date and time and connection details to be announced.

Next Meeting

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Meeting Archive

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Working Group Chairs:

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Membership Information:

Participation in this Working Group is open to all interested parties. There are no membership fees.

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Latest Working Documents

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Email List

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