Re: Cost for certification

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Tue May 25 2004 - 21:15:10 CDT

Joe,

> I just wanted to mention on this thread that an article I'm reviewing
> before publication mentions:
>
> "According to the ITAs, the cost of qualification testing ranges from
> $40,000 for the hardware/firmware equipment to $75,000 for the vote
> tabulation and election mangaement software."
>
> Then the article cites page 15 of:
>
> United States General Accounting Office, *Elections: Status and Use of
> Federal Voting Equipment Standards,* GAO-02-52 (Oct. 2001) available
> at: www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?gao-02-52
>
Systest labs (www.systest.com ) has been approved as a software ITA and
expects--very shortly--to be approved to test voting hardware too.

Assuming Systest gets the hardware ITA status, the process will be greatly
streamlined for us.

Alan D.
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