Notes to Reviewers
Core Requirements Test Suite for the 2005 VVSG Revision
The documents available from this page represent a test suite for certain requirements in the 2005 VVSG revision that have been ported from the 2007 VVSG Recommendations to the EAC. When the 2005 VVSG revision is approved by the Election Assistance Commission (EAC), the test suites will be available for use by voting system testing laboratories as a common basis for testing voting systems to determine conformance to the 2005 VVSG revision.
Test suite reviewers are advised to first read and understand the 2005 VVSG revision, especially the sections relevant to the test suites under review, before reviewing the test suites. A complete version of the 2005 VVSG revsion can be found here; the first section contains an overview of what material was replaced, deleted, or added, as well where the new or replaced material is located in the 2007 VVSG Recommendations. A complete version of the 2007 VVSG Recommendations to the EAC can be found at http://www.eac.gov/vvsg.
The two test suites available from this page address requirements in the "Core Requirements and Testing" category. The test suites are as follows:
1. Votetest - Votetest defines abstract tests that exercise every phase of the voting process from election definition through report generation. The test suite for Votetest consists of its documentation and a set of data files that are bundled with it. This package is distributed as an archive file in either zip or compressed tar format. A high-level description of the contents of the Votetest distribution is given in Section 1.1 of the documentation; a more detailed description that identifies the various data files is given in Section 3.1 and Section 3.2. Sections 3.8 and 3.9 detail which requirements in Part 1 Section 7 are addressed by Votetest
2. Tests for Operating Temperature and Humidity - These tests correspond to the Operating Temperature and Humidity requirements in the 2005 VVSG revision, Volume I Section 188.8.131.52.
Please send comments on the test suites, by October 1, 2009, to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may provide comments directly in your email and/or send attachments in MS-Word or PDF. If you wish, you may embed your comments within the Votetest PDF documentation using the instructions provided here. In general, please tell us the features you like and provide us with comments, corrections, and suggestions on how to improve the test suites. Please provide the following items:
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