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Committee on the Future of Voting: Accessible, Reliable, Verifiable Technology
3rd Meeting
October 18-19, 2017
Washington, DC

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35th Meeting
March 15-16, 2018
Pasadena, CA
 

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COMMITTEE ON THE FUTURE OF VOTING: ACCESSIBLE, RELIABLE, VERIFIABLE TECHNOLOGY

Project Scope

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.

Meetings & Events

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Third Meeting
October 18-19, 2017
Washington, DC

Agenda
Register to Attend

On October 18, between 9 a.m. and 12 noon, you may also join the meeting via webcast


Second Meeting
June 12-13, 2017
New York City, NY

Agenda

Presentations

*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"

First Meeting
April 4-5, 2017
Washington, DC 

Agenda

Presentations

*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"
 

Reports

A consensus report will be issued at the conclusion of the study.

provisional Members

Co-chairs:

Lee C. Bollinger    
President   
Columbia University 

Michael A. McRobbie   
President   
Indiana University  

Members:

Andrew W. Appel
Eugene Higgins Professor of Computer Science
Princeton University

Josh Benaloh
Senior Cryptographer
Microsoft Corporation

  Project Information  

PROJECT SCOPE
MEETINGS AND EVENTS
REPORTS
MEMBERS
SPONSORS

PROJECT STAFF

Anne-Marie Mazza, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Committee on Science, Technology, and Law
Phone: 202-334-2469
E-mail:
amazza@nas.edu

Jon Eisenberg, Ph.D.
Director, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board
Phone: 202-334-2689
E-mail: jeisenbe@nas.edu

Steven Kendall, Ph.D.
Program Officer, Committee on Science, Technology, and Law
Phone: 202-334-1713
E-mail: skendall@nas.edu

Karolina Konarzewska
Program Coordinator, Committee on Science, Technology, and Law
Phone: 202-334-2455
E-mail: kkonarzewska@nas.edu


Karen Cook (NAS)
Ray Lyman Wilbur Professor of Sociology; Director of the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS); and Vice-Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity  
Stanford University

Dana DeBeauvoir
Travis County Clerk
County of Travis, TX

Moon Duchin
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Director, Program in Science, Technology, & Society
Tufts University

Juan E. Gilbert
Andrew Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Professor and Chair of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Department
University of Florida

Susan L. Graham (NAE)
Pehong Chen Distinguished Professor
Computer Science Division
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences   
University of California, Berkeley

Neal Kelley
Registrar of Voters and Chief of Elections
County of Orange, CA

Kevin J. Kennedy
Director and General Counsel (retired)
Wisconsin Government Accountability Board

Nathaniel Persily
James B. McClatchy Professor of Law
Stanford University

Ronald Rivest (NAS/NAE)
Institute Professor  
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Charles Stewart III
Kenan Sahin Distinguished Professor of Political Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sponsors

This study is sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.