Re: Question re US EAC Technical Decision-Makers

From: Douglas W. Jones <jones_at_cs_dot_uiowa_dot_edu>
Date: Wed Jul 12 2006 - 15:44:58 CDT

On Jul 12, 2006, at 3:19 PM, Kathy Dopp wrote:

> I'm at NASS and have been told that the EAC lets NIST make their
> technical decisions on voting system requirements.  Is that true? 
> I've rather heard that people without computer engineering or science
> degrees make the decisions for the US EAC.

The TGDC has overruled or ignored some NIST recommendations. I suspect
that it's accurate to say that the EAC lets the TGDC make technical
decisions. The TGDC works with NIST, but NIST folks have limited
election expertise (they are learning fast, though), while TGDC is
dominated by elections insiders (with only a few members who know
much about computers).

                Doug Jones
                jones@cs.uiowa.edu

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