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Voting Systems

5/2/2011 White paper Development of Appropriate Test Markings for Optical Scan Voting Machines – Phase 1: Ballot Scanning and Collection. 
1/11/2012 White paper Development of Appropriate Test Markings for Optical Scan Voting Machines – Phase 2: Analysis of Ballot Markings  
4/1978 NIST SP 500-30
(originially NBSIR 75-786)
Effective Use of Computing Technology in Vote Tallying

Human Factors (Usability and Accessibility)

5/2009 NISTIR 7596 Guidelines for Writing Clear Instructions and Messages for Voters and Poll Workers
5/2009 NISTIR 7556 Report of Findings: Use of Language in Ballot Instructions
10/2008 NISTIR 7537 Guidelines for Using Color in Voting Systems
8/2008 NISTIR 7519 Style Guide for Voting System Documentation
3/10/2006 White paper Overview of Proposed Human Performance Metrics for Voting Equipment
3/10/2006 White paper Preliminary Report on the Development of a User-Based Conformance Test for the Usability of Voting Equipment
12/9/2005 White paper Review of the Gap Between Instructions for Voting and Best Practice in Providing Instructions
5/2004 NIST SP 500-256 Improving the Usability and Accessibility of Voting Systems and Products


9/2011 NISTIR 7711 Security Best Practices for the Electronic Transmission of Election Materials for UOCAVA Voters
9/2011 NISTIR 7682 Information System Security Best Practices for UOCAVA-Supporting Systems
2/2011 NISTIR 7770 Security Considerations for Remote Electronic UOCAVA Voting
12/2008 NISTIR 7551 A Threat Analysis on UOCAVA Voting Systems
8/22/2006 White paper Independent Verification: Essential Actions to Assure Integrity in the Voting Process
10/7/2005 White paper Developing an Analysis of Threats to Voting Systems: Preliminary Workshop Summary
8/1988 NIST SP 500-158 Accuracy, Integrity, and Security in Computerized Vote-Tallying

Additional Voting Publications

1998-2006 Sample State and Local Ballots
2005 Glossary and References from the 2005 Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG version 1.0)
1934 Election Administration in the United States, by Joseph Harris

Additional NIST Resources

October 16, 2014 Avoiding Catastrophes in Cyberspace through Smarter Testing: How to prevent Heartbleed-like disasters using readily available testing technologies
February 23, 2015

NIST IR 8023: Risk Management for Replication Devices

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