Re: Cost for certification

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Mon May 17 2004 - 13:39:19 CDT


I looked into this about 3 years ago. The answer seems to be "it depends."

>From the conversations I had back then, I had the impression that around $75,000 would be a good figure to work with. In some ways our architecture would be easier for them because they don't have to test COTS hardware. I suppose we'd have to include an enclosure for them to test with.

No one I spoke with felt that this system would be particularly difficult to get certified, even though they don't have much in the way of guidelines for voter verified poll site printed ballots like we're talking about.

Alan D.

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Ellen Theisen
  To: OVC
  Sent: Monday, May 17, 2004 6:07 AM
  Subject: [voting-project] Cost for certification

  Does anyone know the costs of certification? How much to have the ITA qualify the product? How much to have a state certify it?

  Ellen Theisen
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