An ad hoc committee under the auspices of the Committee on Science, Technology and Law and the Board on Computer Science and Telecommunications 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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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