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Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 08-1408
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-03
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Office of Inspector General; Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E8-14678
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-30
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission Office of Inspector General is establishing a new system or records, ``Office of Inspector General Investigative Records,'' subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. The new system of records is necessary to fulfill the duties of the Office of Inspector General, including, but not limited to (1) investigations of complaints; investigations of cases referred to OIG; and reports and correspondence in conjunction with any such investigation.
Freedom of Information, Government in the Sunshine, and Privacy Act Requirements
Document Number: E8-14549
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-30
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission is proposing administrative regulations to implement the Freedom of Information Act, the Government in the Sunshine Act, and the Privacy Act.
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: E8-13657
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-18
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: E8-12507
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-05
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: E8-11483
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-22
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: E8-11302
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-22
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: E8-9753
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-06
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: E8-9279
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-29
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Publication of State Plan Pursuant to the Help America Vote Act
Document Number: E8-8335
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-25
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to sections 254(a)(11)(A) and 255(b) of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), Public Law 107-252, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) hereby causes to be published in the Federal Register material changes to the HAVA State plans previously submitted by Alaska, Florida, Minnesota, New Jersey, Nevada, Oregon, and South Dakota.
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: E8-8289
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-17
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: E8-8287
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-17
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: E8-7932
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-15
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: E8-7149
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-08
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: E8-7135
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-07
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Election Data Collection Grant Program
Document Number: E8-6263
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-27
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On December 22, 2007, Congress authorized the Omnibus Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2008. Public Law 110-161 authorized the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (``the EAC'') to award $10 million in grants to States to implement an election data collection program (``the program''). Under the Administrative Provision of the Act (Section 501), the EAC shall establish a program to provide a grant of $2 million to each of five eligible States to improve the collection of precinct level data relating to the November 2008 Federal elections. The program is designed to: (a) Develop and document a series of administrative and procedural best practices in election data collection that can be replicated by other States; (b) improve data collection processes; (c) enhance the capacity of States and their jurisdictions to collect accurate and complete election data; and (d) document and describe particular administrative and management data collection practices, as well as particular data collection policies and procedures. For more information please visit http://www.eac.gov.
Information Collection Activity; Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-5471
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-20
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, EAC announces the proposed extension of a public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. The information collection tool is available on the EAC Web site (http://www.eac.gov).
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 08-1024
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-12
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 08-986
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-07
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 08-985
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-07
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Guidance on Voluntary Voting System Guidelines
Document Number: E8-4238
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-05
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) (Pub. L. 107-252, October 29, 2002) established the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC). Section 202 of HAVA directs the EAC to adopt voluntary voting system guidelines (WSG) and to provide for the testing, certification, decertification, and recertification of voting system hardware and software. The VVSG provides specifications and standards against which voting systems can be tested to determine if they provide basic functionality, accessibility, and security capabilities. Section 221 of HAVA mandates the creation of the Technical Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC) to assist the EAC in developing its voluntary voting system guidance. The TGDC has recommended standards to the EAC. These recommended standards were submitted by the TGDC to the EAC's Executive Director pursuant to section 221 of HAVA. As part of its development process the EAC is seeking public comment on the TGDC's recommended standards. The EAC encourages the public to offer specific and detailed comments on all aspects and sections of the requirements. The EAC is particularly interested in receiving comments on three distinct issues: (1) The concept of Software Independence and the corresponding requirements for Independent Voter Verifiable Records and the Innovation class; (2) Open Ended Vulnerability Testing; and (3) The usability and accessibility benchmarks developed for this iteration of the VVSG. All three of these concepts are new to the VVSG and could have a substantial impact on the cost of implementation and on the security and accessibility of voting systems. The purpose of this notice is to extend the public comment period an additional sixty days. The EAC is currently in the process of conducting a series of roundtable discussions regarding the TGDC recommended guidelines. The first of these roundtables occurred on December 13, 2007 in Austin, TX and involved a group of computer security scientists from around the United States. The next roundtable was conducted on February 29, 2008 in Washington, DC and involved Voting System Manufacturers. The EAC is currently planning to conduct additional roundtables involving usability/accessibility professionals, election officials, and voting integrity advocates in March, April and May of 2008. The purpose of extending the public comment period is to allow the public the opportunity to continue to comment on the proposed standards including the ideas presented at the roundtables the EAC is conducting.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 08-565
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-07
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; EAC's Voting System Test Laboratory Accreditation Program Manual
Document Number: 08-453
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-04
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The EAC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a proposed information collection, EAC's Voting System Test Laboratory Accreditation Program Manual. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for approval of this information collection by the Office of Management and budget; they also will become a matter of public record. This notice requests comments solely on the four criteria above. A separate notice will be published on the Federal Register to request substantive comments on the proposed information collection; please refer to the EAC's Web site, http://www.eac.gov, for further information regarding the submission of substantive comments.
Request for Substantive Comments; EAC's Voting System Test Laboratory Accreditation Program Manual
Document Number: 08-452
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-04
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The EAC has drafted a procedural manual for its Voting System Test Laboratory Accreditation Program. This manual establishes the administrative procedures for obtaining an EAC accreditation for Voting System Test Laboratories (VSTL). Section 231(b) of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) of 2002 (42 U.S.C. 15371(b)) requires that the EAC provide for the accreditation and revocation of accreditation of independent, non-federal laboratories qualified to test voting systems to Federal standards. In order to meet its statutory requirements under HAVA 15371(b), the EAC has developed the EAC's Voting System Test Laboratory Accreditation Program. Although participation in the program is voluntary, adherence to the program's procedural requirements is mandatory for participants. The procedural requirements of this Manual will supersede any prior laboratory accreditation requirements issued by the EAC. This manual shall be read in conjunction with the EAC's Voting System Testing and Certification Program Manual (OMB 3265-0004). The purpose of this notice is to request public comment on the substantive aspects of the program. Substantive Comments: The EAC seeks substantive comments from the public on its proposed procedural manual. Please submit comments consistent with the information below. Comments should identify and cite the section of the manual at issue. Where a substantive issue is raised, please propose a recommended change or alternative policy. All comments submitted will be published at the end of the comment period on the EAC's Web site http://www.eac.gov. This publication and request for comment is not required under the rulemaking, adjudicative, or licensing provisions of the Administrative Procedures Act (APA). It is a voluntary effort by the EAC to gather input from the public on the EAC's administrative procedures for accrediting Voting System Test Laboratories. Furthermore, this request by the EAC for public comment is not intended to make any of the APA's rulemaking provisions applicable to development of this or future EAC procedural programs. However, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, a separate notice will be published on the Federal Register to request comments regarding the burden of responding to the information collection activities of the proposed manual; please refer to the EAC's Web site, http://www.eac.gov, for further information about the submission of comments regarding burden.
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 08-423
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-30
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 08-93
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-11
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 07-5939
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-04
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 07-5938
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-04
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 07-5637
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-13
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 07-5636
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-13
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Guidance on Voluntary Voting System Guidelines
Document Number: 07-5526
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-06
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) (Pub. L. 107-252, October 29, 2002) established the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC). Section 202 of HAVA directs the EAC to adopt voluntary voting system guidelines (VVSG) and to provide for the testing, certification, decertification, and recertification of voting system hardware and software. The VVSG provides specifications and standards against which voting systems can be tested to determine if they provide basic functionality, accessibility, and security capabilities. Section 221 of HAVA mandates the creation of the Technical Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC) to assist the EAC in developing its voluntary voting system guidance. The TGDC has recommended standards to the EAC. These recommended standards were submitted by the TGDC to the EAC's Executive Director pursuant to section 221 of HAVA. As part of its development process the EAC is seeking public comment on the TGDC's recommended standards. The EAC encourages the public to offer specific and detailed comments on all aspects and sections of the requirements. The EAC is particularly interested in receiving comments on three distinct issues: (1) The concept of Software Independence and the corresponding requirements for Independent Voter Verifiable Records and the Innovation class; (2) Open Ended Vulnerability Testing; and (3) the usability and accessibility benchmarks developed for this iteration of the VVSG.
Consideration of Administrative Transfer of national Voter Registration Act Regulations
Document Number: 07-5447
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-02
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Help America Vote Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-252, 116 Stat. 1727, 42 U.S.C. 15532) transferred authority to promulgate regulations under the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) (Pub. L. 93- 31, 197 Stat. 77, 42 U.S.C. 1973gg-1 et. seq. at 41 U.S.C. 1973gg-7(a)) from the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to the Election Assistance Commission (EAC). The EAC is presently considering the administrative transfer of NVRA regulations previously adopted and maintained by the FEC. These regulations are currently located at 11 CFR Part 8. In accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act (APA), this administrative transfer of the regulations would make no substantive changes to the FEC regulations and would be made without public comment. The only changes made would be technical, such as the address and contact information for the responsible agency. Following this administrative transfer of the regulations, the EAC would begin efforts to substantively amend the rules. This rulemaking process would include substantial public involvement, including public notice and comment pursuant to the APA. The EAC currently seeks public comment on whether the agency should administratively transfer regulations previously adopted and maintained by the FEC regarding the NVRA, currently located at 11 CFR Part 8, and then substantively amend those rules. Please note that the EAC does not seek substantive comment on the content of the existing regulations or potential modifications to the regulations.
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 07-5448
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-01
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 07-4834
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 07-4701
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-20
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 07-4296
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-30
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 07-4156
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-24
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 07-3760
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-01
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Technical Guidelines Development Committee (the ``Development Committee'' was established to act in the public interest to assist the Executive Director of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) in the development of voluntary voting system guidelines. The Committee held their first plenary meeting on July 9, 2004. At this meeting, the Development Committee agreed to a resolution forming three working groups: (1) Human Factors & Privacy; (2) Security & Transparency; and (3) Core Requirements & Testing to gather and analyze information on relevant issues. These working subcommittees propose resolutions to the TGDC on best practices, specifications and standards. Specifically, NIST staff and Committee members will meet via the above scheduled teleconferences to review and discuss progress on tasks defined in resolutions passed at Development Committee plenary meetings. The resolutions define technical work tasks for NIST that will assist the Committee in developing recommendations for voluntary voting system guidelines. The Committee met in its eighth plenary session on March 22-23, 2007. Documents and transcriptions of Committee proceedings are available at: http://vote.nist.gov/ PublicHearingandMeetings.html.
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 07-3483
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-17
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Technical Guidelines Development Committee (the ``Development Committee'') has rescheduled a plenary teleconference meeting for August 17, 2007. This meeting date serves as a rescheduling of the July 3, 2007 plenary teleconference that was cancelled. The Development Committee was established in 2004 to act in the public interest to assist the Executive Director of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) in the development of voluntary voting system guidelines. The Development Committee has held nine previous plenary meetings. The proceedings of these plenary sessions are available at: http://vote.nist.gov. The purpose of the tenth meeting of the Development Committee will be to review and approve a final draft of recommendations for future voluntary voting system guidelines to the EAC. The draft recommendations respond to tasks defined in resolutions passed at the previous Development Committee meetings as well as a review of a complete draft of recommendations presented at the May 2007 plenary meeting.
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 07-3482
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-17
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 07-3381
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-10
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Technical Guidelines Development Committee (the ``Development Committee'') was established to act in the public interest to assist the Executive Director of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) in the development of voluntary voting system guidelines. The Committee held their first plenary meeting on July 9, 2004. At this meeting, the Development Committee agreed to a resolution forming three working groups: (1) Human Factors & Privacy; (2) Security & Transparency; and (3) Core Requirements & Testing to gather and analyze information on relevant issues. These working subcommittees propose resolutions to the TGDC on best practices, specifications and standards. Specifically, NIST staff and Committee members will meet via the above scheduled teleconferences to review and discuss progress on tasks defined in resolutions passed at Development Committee plenary meetings. The resolutions define technical work tasks for NIST that will assist the Committee in developing recommendations for voluntary voting system guidelines. The Committee met in its ninth plenary session on May 21-22, 2007. Documents and transcriptions of Committee proceedings are available at: http://vote.nist.gov/ PublicHearingsandMeetings.html.
Notice of Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 07-3232
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-02
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 07-3221
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-29
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 07-3220
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-29
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 07-3024
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-18
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 07-3023
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-18
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 07-2839
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-07
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Technical Guidelines Development Committee (the ``Development Committee'') has scheduled a plenary teleconference meeting for July 3, 2007. The Development Committee was established in 2004 to act in the public interest to assist the Executive Director of the U.S. Election Assistance Comission (EAC) in the development of voluntary voting system guidelines. The Development Committee has held nine previous plenary meetings. The proceedings of these plenary sessions are available at http://vote.nist.gov. The purpose of the tenth meeting of the Development Committee will be to review and approve a final draft of recommendations for future voluntary voting system guidelines to the EAC. The draft recommendations respond to tasks defined in resolutions passed at the previous Development Committee meetings as well as a review of a complete draft of recommendations presented at the May 2007 plenary meeting.
Cancellation Notice of a Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 07-2772
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-01
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission has cancelled the EAC Standards Board Virtual Public Meeting scheduled for Monday, June 18, 2007, 7 a.m. EDT through Wednesday, June 20, 5 p.m. EDT. The meeting was announced in a sunshine notice that was published in the Federal Register on Thursday, May 31, 2007. PERSON TO CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Bryan Whitener, Telephone: (202) 566-3100.
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 07-2726
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 07-2725
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions