The Resource Elections : federal program for certifying voting systems needs to be further defined, fully implemented, and expanded : report to the chairman, Committee on House Administration, House of Representatives, [GAO contact, Randolph C. Hite]

Elections : federal program for certifying voting systems needs to be further defined, fully implemented, and expanded : report to the chairman, Committee on House Administration, House of Representatives, [GAO contact, Randolph C. Hite]

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Elections : federal program for certifying voting systems needs to be further defined, fully implemented, and expanded : report to the chairman, Committee on House Administration, House of Representatives
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Elections
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federal program for certifying voting systems needs to be further defined, fully implemented, and expanded : report to the chairman, Committee on House Administration, House of Representatives
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[GAO contact, Randolph C. Hite]
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  • Federal certification of voting systems
  • Federal program for certifying voting systems needs to be further defined, fully implemented, and expanded
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eng
Summary
The 2002 Help America Vote Act (HAVA) created the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) and, among other things, assigned the commission responsibility for testing and certifying voting systems. In view of concerns about voting systems and the important role EAC plays in certifying them, GAO was asked to determine whether EAC has (1) defined an effective approach to testing and certifying voting systems, (2) followed its defined approach, and (3) developed an effective mechanism to track problems with certified systems and use the results to improve its approach. To accomplish this, GAO compared EAC guidelines and procedures with applicable statutes, guidance, and best practices, and examined the extent to which they have been implemented. EAC has defined an approach to testing and certifying voting systems that follows a range of relevant practices and statutory requirements associated with a product certification program, including those published by U.S. and international standards organizations, and those reflected in HAVA. EAC, however, has yet to define its approach in sufficient detail to ensure that certification activities are performed thoroughly and consistently. This lack of definition also has caused voting system manufacturers and test laboratories to interpret program requirements differently, and the resultant need to reconcile these differences has contributed to delays in certifying systems that several states were intending to use in the 2008 elections. According to EAC officials, these definitional gaps can be attributed to the program's youth and the commission's limited resources being devoted to other priorities. Nevertheless, they said that they intend to address these gaps, but added that they do not yet have written plans for doing so. EAC has largely followed its defined approach for each of the dozen systems it is in the process of certifying, with one major exception. Specifically, it has not established an effective and efficient
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Hite, Randolph C
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KF49
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.C59 CMP-2008-GAO-0378 ONLINE
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  • Elections
  • Voting
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Elections : federal program for certifying voting systems needs to be further defined, fully implemented, and expanded : report to the chairman, Committee on House Administration, House of Representatives, [GAO contact, Randolph C. Hite]
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  • Record is based on bibliographic data in ProQuest U.S. Congressional Research Digital Collection. Reuse except for individual research requires license from ProQuest, LLC
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black and white
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CMP-2008-GAO-0378
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Elections : federal program for certifying voting systems needs to be further defined, fully implemented, and expanded : report to the chairman, Committee on House Administration, House of Representatives, [GAO contact, Randolph C. Hite]
Publication
Note
  • Committee print
  • Record is based on bibliographic data in ProQuest U.S. Congressional Research Digital Collection. Reuse except for individual research requires license from ProQuest, LLC
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
CMP-2008-GAO-0378
Control code
cmp200405030
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ii, 52 pages : illustrations)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file
Quality assurance targets
present
Reformatting quality
preservation
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
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cmp200405030
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System requirements: PDF reader software

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