An ad hoc committee under the auspices of the Committee on Science, Technology and Law and the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board will conduct a study that will: (1) document the current state of play in terms of technology, standards, and resources for voting technologies; (2) examine challenges arising out of the 2016 federal election; (3) evaluate advances in technology currently (and soon to be) available that may improve voting; and (4) offer recommendations that provide a vision of voting that is easier, accessible, reliable, and verifiable. The committee will issue a report at the conclusion of the study.
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October 18-19, 2017
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On October 18, between 9 a.m. and 12 noon, you may also join the meeting via webcast.
June 12-13, 2017
New York City, NY
*Alexander Schwarzmann, "Elections, Technology,and the Pursuit of Integrity"
*Douglas A. Kellner, "Principles of Election Administration"
*Merle King, "Rapidly Evolving Election Technologies: Incentives and Barriers to Innovation"
*Lawrence Norden, "America's Voting Machines at Risk"
*Lisa Schur, "Disability, Voter Turnout, and Polling Place Accessibility"
*Diane Golden, "Voting Accessibility: The Devolution of Voting Technology"
*Whitney Quesenbery, "Defects by Design: Ballots That Fool Voters"
April 4-5, 2017
*Thad Hall, "The U.S. Election Process"
*Brian Newby and Jessica Myers, "Overview of Voting Technologies"
*Geoffrey Hale, "DHS Cybersecurity: Election Infrastructure as Critical Infrastructure"
*David Stafford, "National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on the Future of Voting"
*Matthew Masterson, "NASEM Committee Meeting"
A consensus report will be issued at the conclusion of the study.
Lee C. Bollinger
Michael A. McRobbie
Andrew W. Appel
Eugene Higgins Professor of Computer Science