Re: NASED conf report & new EAC federal voting machine certification

From: Kathy Dopp <kathy_at_uscountvotes_dot_org>
Date: Thu Aug 18 2005 - 22:17:09 CDT

Kathy Dopp wrote:

Please apply to be technical reviewers & urge the EAC to implement a
fair process for selecting technical reviewers (contact info below).

> The U.S. E.A.C. is planning a
> national certification for voting machines that involves "Technical
> Reviewers".
>
> Thus far, the technical reviewers have been Britt Williams, Steve
> Burger, Steve Freeman (CA), and Paul Kraft.
>
> The E.A.C. does not seem to have any formal
> process for appointing new persons to the technical reviewers group, and
> it seems likely that a formal process for appointing technical reviewers
> would be required to ensure that a balanced team of technical reviewers
> that best represented mainstream opinions of the computer science
> community rather than a one-sided approach.

Please write/email/call the EAC and urge them to have a formal process
for selecting their technical reviewers and apply yourselves to be one
of the technical reviewers.

> we need an actual formal process for appointing technical reviewers because
> the technical reviewers will have key impact in the new
> national certification of voting machines.

Here is the contact info:

Address
United States Election Assistance Commission
1225 New York Avenue N.W., Suite - 1100
Washington, DC 20005

Telephone
(202) 566-3100

Toll Free
(866) 747-1471

Fax
(202) 566-3127

E-mail Address
HAVAinfo@eac.gov

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