Remote Voting Systems Conference, DC, Aug 6 & 7

From: <SomeThoughts_at_aol_dot_com>
Date: Sat Jun 19 2010 - 16:41:47 CDT

(UOCAVA = Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act)
Workshop on UOCAVA Remote Voting Systems
The Election Assistance Commission (EAC), Federal Voting Assistance
Program (FVAP) of the Department of Defense, and National Institute of Standards
and Technology (NIST) are sponsoring a workshop to explore the technical
issues associated with remote electronic absentee voting systems for military
and overseas voters. The sponsoring organizations seek to understand:
    * Desired/required functional properties of UOCAVA remote voting
    * Advantages and disadvantages of different UOCAVA remote voting
system architectures
    * Ways to express and compare risks, including using metrics
    * Risks associated with using the Cyber Infrastructures such as the
    * Risks associated with domestic and UOCAVA mail-in absentee voting
    * Risks associated with remote electronic voting
    * Domestic and UOCAVA mail-in absentee voting and remote electronic
voting risk comparisons
    * Experiences with remote electronic absentee voting systems
The workshop organizers are soliciting position papers on these topics.
_Call for Participation _
Position Paper Submissions
Participants are highly encouraged to submit position papers to set the
stage for the workshop. Position papers will not be used to identify and
select workshop speakers but to compile diverse viewpoints on the issues
related to remote electronic absentee voting systems for military and overseas

Position paper submissions should be provided electronically, in PDF, for
standard US letter-size paper (8.5 x 11 inches) and not exceed 5 pages
(single space, two column format with 1" margins using a 10 pt or larger font).
Position papers will not be formally published but will be made available
on the web. Please send submissions to _workshop-uocava@nist.gov_
Submissions due: July 16, 2010

Detailed agenda will be available shortly at this site.

Related Project(s):
_NIST Voting Project_ (

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