Election Assistance Commission April 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Technical Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC); Initial Report: Voluntary Voting System Guidelines Version I
Document Number: 06-3101
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-12
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) Section 221(f) directs the Technical Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC) to publish its recommendations to the Executive Director of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) at the time EAC adopts voluntary voting system guidelines. In 2004, the EAC formed the TGDC to create an initial set of recommendations for guidelines as directed by HAVA. The Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) chairs the TGDC and NIST staff provides technical support for the TGDC's work. This committee of fifteen experts began their work in July 2004 and submitted their recommendations, which are published here. These recommendations were used by the EAC in producing the EAC's proposed 2005 Voluntary Voting System Guidelines which were published for public comment in June 2005, 70 FR 37378 (June 29, 2005). Following revision of its proposed guidelines to reflect the comments received, the EAC adopted the final 2005 Voluntary Voting System Guidelines on December 13, 2005. This final document is being concurrently published as required by HAVA.
2005 Voluntary Voting System Guidelines
Document Number: 06-3100
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-12
Agency: Election Assistance Commission 2005, Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) Section 231 directs the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to provide for the testing, certification, decertification and recertification of voting systems. HAVA Section 221 mandates the development of voluntary voting system guidelines to support this process. In 2004, the EAC formed the Technical Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC) to create an initial set of recommendations for the guidelines. The Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) chairs the TGDC and NIST staff provides technical support for the TGDC's work. This committee of fifteen experts began their work in July 2004 and submitted their recommendations to the EAC in May 2005. EAC reviewed and revised these recommendations and published its proposed Voluntary Voting System Guidelines in June 2005, 70 FR 37378 (June 29, 2005), beginning the ninety-day public comment period. The Commission adopted the 2005 Voluntary Voting System Guidelines on December 13, 2005. The Guidelines published here will be used to test voting systems for national certification.
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 06-3362
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-06
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions