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In advance of this week’s EVN Conference, we’ve been talking frequently with colleagues at several election oriented groups (Brennan Center, National Organization of State Legislatures, EAC, NIST, and others) about the way forward from the current voting system certification regime. One of the topics for the EVN conference is a shared goal for many of […]

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For this first of several reports from the NIST/EAC Future of Voting Systems Symposium II, some readers of my recent report on standard work, may heave a sigh of relief that I’m not doing a long post that’s a laundry list of topics. However, I will be doing a series of posts on one part […]

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The second day of the annual meeting of the Voting System Standards Committee was Friday Feb. 6. I’m concluding my reporting on the meeting with a round up of existing and proposed standards activity that we discussed on day 2. Each item below is about an existing working group, a group in formation, or proposed […]

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Last time I reported on the first segment of the annual meeting of the Voting Systems Standards Group (VSSC) of the IEEE. Most of that segment was about the soon-to-be-standard for election definition and election results (called VSSC.2). I recapped some of the benefits of data standards, using that as an example.  Much of the […]

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After a big push to reach 2014 milestones for several technology efforts, there’s much to catch up on here in the TTV technology blog, and some 2015 to keep abreast of. However, today I’ll start with a closely related topic — election data standards — because the annual meeting of the standards body is this […]

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In those continuing efforts to route around the abysmal state of voting in America, we’re starting to hear an increasing drumbeat about Bitcoin as a basis for reinventing elections.  We’ve been watching this discussion or evangelism unfold in the past few weeks.  We even fielded questions from politicos in the Beltway last week about it […]

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We really haven’t been hiding under a rock, its just the stack of reading all of us have to catch up on while so much is going on has become an archeological project here — well, OK, namely for myself.  And so my comments below about news from earlier this summer regarding Facebook’s manipulating people’s […]

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In our most recent blog post we examined David Plouffe’s recent Wall Street Journal forward-looking op-ed [paywall] and rebalanced his vision with some practical reality. Now, let’s turn to Plouffe’s notion of “digital voting.”  Honestly, that phrase is confusing and vague.  We should know: it catalyzed our name change last year from Open Source Digital […]

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David Plouffe, President Obama’s top political and campaign strategist and the mastermind behind the winning 2008 and 2012 campaigns, wrote a forward-looking op-ed [paywall] in the Wall Street Journal recently about the politics of the future and how they might look. He touched on how technology will continue to change the way campaigns are conducted […]

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So, by now you may have seen the news.  We were stoked on Tuesday to announce former Facebook executive Chris Kelly has joined our Foundation’s Board of Directors while the former U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra has joined as a strategic adviser.  Today, I want to share some more about what this means for us, and […]

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