VVSG Public Working Group (PWG) Lists

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VVSG Public Working Group (PWG) Information

There are 3 election cycle working groups which were created to address considerations related to pre-election, election-day, and post-election activities. In addition, there are 4 constituency working groups created to address considerations related to cybersecurity, human factors, interoperability, and testing properties of election technologies and processes.

In addition to these primary working groups, there are a number of sub-groups which have been formed to work on interoperability-specific activities, some of which have their own mailing lists.

Working Group Lists

VVSG public working group mailing lists (hosted on Google Groups):

List Name List Email Address List Google Group URL
vvsg-pre-election vvsg-pre-election@list.nist.gov https://groups.google.com/a/list.nist.gov/forum/#!forum/vvsg-pre-election
vvsg-election vvsg-election@list.nist.gov https://groups.google.com/a/list.nist.gov/forum/#!forum/vvsg-election
vvsg-post-election vvsg-post-election@list.nist.gov https://groups.google.com/a/list.nist.gov/forum/#!forum/vvsg-post-election
vvsg-cybersecurity vvsg-cybersecurity@list.nist.gov https://groups.google.com/a/list.nist.gov/forum/#!forum/vvsg-cybersecurity
vvsg-human-factors vvsg-human-factors@list.nist.gov https://groups.google.com/a/list.nist.gov/forum/#!forum/vvsg-human-factors
vvsg-testing vvsg-testing@list.nist.gov https://groups.google.com/a/list.nist.gov/forum/#!forum/vvsg-testing
vvsg-interoperability vvsg-interoperability@list.nist.gov https://groups.google.com/a/list.nist.gov/forum/#!forum/vvsg-interoperability

Interoperability subgroup mailing lists specific to the Common Data Format (CDF) development are:

List Name List Email Address List Google Group URL
vvsg-cvr vvsg-cvr@list.nist.gov https://groups.google.com/a/list.nist.gov/forum/#!forum/vvsg-cvr
vvsg-ovr ovr@list.nist.gov https://groups.google.com/a/list.nist.gov/forum/#!forum/ovr
voting-methods voting-methods@list.nist.gov https://groups.google.com/a/list.nist.gov/forum/#!forum/voting-methods
election-modeling election-modeling@list.nist.gov https://groups.google.com/a/list.nist.gov/forum/#!forum/election-modeling

Membership Information

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

Working Group Usage

Google Groups Hosting

The working groups use Google Groups for managing the email lists. If you have a Gmail address or Google account, you can join a group and post to the mailing list and access the email archives; non-Google users can still post and access the email archives but to join, you must send an email to the group administrator. A Google account permits you to continue using your non-Gmail address but signs you in to Google; for information on how to obtain a Gmail address or Google account, please see https://accounts.google.com/SignUpWithoutGmail .

How to Join a Group or Manage your Membership in a Group

If you do not have a Gmail address or Google account, please send an email to the following address and include your name and preferred email address(es) and which group(s) you wish to join:


If you do have a Gmail address or Google account:

  1. Go to the following URL: https://groups.google.com/a/list.nist.gov
  2. Click on the “Browse all” button to find groups to join, and click on the name of each group you wish to join.
  3. Click on the “Join group to post” button and set up your email account preferences. You’re done!

Here is a useful article with further information about Google groups:


How to Read a Group’s Email Archives

Google and non-Google users can read a group’s email archives. Do the following:

  1. Go to the following URL: https://groups.google.com/a/list.nist.gov
  2. Click on the “Browse all” button to find the group whose archive you wish to access.
  3. Click on the name of the group.

Working Group Mailing List Policies

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