A Framework for Understanding Electronic Voting
||Letter Report on Electronic Voting examines the current state of readiness for electronic voting in jurisdictions across the United States and gauges what progress has been made since the publication of CSTB's 2005 report, Asking the Right Questions About Electronic Voting. (2006)
||Asking the Right Questions about Electronic Voting articulates important questions and issues that election officials, policy makers, and informed citizens should ask concerning the use of computers and information technology (IT) in the electoral process. (2005)
|A large number of American voters will be using electronic voting systems for the first time in the 2004 election. Many issues and concerns have been raised about their use. Recognizing this, the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies (which include the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine) has launched a project to develop a framework for understanding the technology, social, and operational issues relevant to decision-making about electronic voting. Specifically, this project is intended to inform policy makers, election officials, and the interested public about the questions they should be asking about electronic voting systems in order to be better and more informed consumers of such systems.
For purposes of this study, "electronic voting systems" are construed broadly to include any electronic device that plays (or that could play) an important role in any part of the voting system, from voter registration to ballot casting to the final certification of election results.
Governor Richard L. Thornburgh, Co-Chair
Kirkpatrick & Lockhart
Governor Richard Celeste, Co-Chair
R. Michael Alvarez
Professor of Political Science
Co-director, Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project
California Institute of Technology
Ford Professor of Engineering and Applied Psychology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Joseph A. Smialowski
Assistant Secretary of State
New Hampshire - State House
Herbert S. Lin, Senior Scientist (Study Director)
Brandye Williams, Staff Assistant
Related Publications from Other CSTB Projects
Information Technology Research, Innovation, and E-Government (CSTB, 2002)
Summary of a Workshop on Information Technology Research for Federal Statistics (CSTB, 2000)
Trust in Cyberspace (CSTB, 1999)
More Than Screen Deep: Toward Every-Citizen Interfaces to the Nation's Information Infrastructure (CSTB, 1997)
Computers at Risk: Safe Computing in the Information Age (CSTB, 1991)
The National Academies
National Science Foundation
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0436133 .
Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recomendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).