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TECHNICAL GUIDELINES DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (TGDC)


TGDC Subcommittee Work Plan & Public Input 


In accordance with the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), NIST provides the Technical Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC) with the technical assistance necessary to develop voluntary voting systems guidelines for consideration by the Election Assistance Commission (EAC). NIST has coordinated with the TGDC to host a number of public meetings, at which NIST technical staff presented results of analysis and recommendations for voluntary voting systems guidelines. That initial work culminated in the production of the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG) Version 1.0, which the TGDC delivered to the EAC on May 9, 2005.

NIST subsequently consulted with the TGDC to develop a major revision of the VVSG, which was provided to the EAC on August 31, 2007. Although the EAC refers to it as TGDC Recommended Guidelines on their website, it is commonly referred to as Draft VVSG 2.0.

The TGDC is currently involved in working group meetings with NIST staff. Subcommittees include the following: 

  • Applications
  • Auditability
  • Marginal Marks
  • UOCAVA (Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act)
  • Usability and Accessibility

TGDC meetings are open to the public, who are invited to submit their comments to the TGDC. The tables below provide links to meeting minutes, and public comments and position statements are also posted. Historical (pre-2008) subcommittee meeting minutes and audio are also available.

Meeting Minutes for TGDC Subcommittees:

Applications Auditability Marginal Marks

March 3, 2011
March 17, 2011
March 31, 2011
April 14, 2011
April 28, 2011
May 12, 2011
June 9, 2011
July 7, 2011 
August 4, 2011 

May 7, 2010
May 21, 2010
June 4, 2010
July 28, 2010
August 11, 2010
August 25, 2010
September 8, 2010
September 22, 2010

 

May 14, 2010



 

UOCAVA Usability & Accessibility

May 19, 2010
June 2, 2010
June 23, 2010
September 1, 2010
September 16, 2010
September 30, 2010
October 14, 2010
October 28, 2010
November 12, 2010
November 18, 2010
December 2, 2010
December 16, 2010
January 6, 2011
January 27, 2011
February 10, 2011
February 24, 2011
March 10, 2011
April 7, 2011
April 21, 2011
May 5, 2011
June 9, 2011 
June 23, 2011
July 7, 2011
August 11, 2011
September 8, 2011 
September 22, 2011 
October 6, 2011 
October 20, 2011 
November 3, 2011 
November 17, 2011 

May 13, 2010
May 27, 2010
June 8, 2010 
June 24, 2010
September 7, 2010
September 21, 2010
October 19, 2010
November 2, 2010
November 16, 2010
November 23, 2010
November 30, 2010
December 7, 2010
December 21, 2010
December 28, 2010
January 4, 2011
February 22, 2011
March 22, 2011
April 26, 2011
May 24, 2011
June 28, 2011
September 14, 2011 
October 12, 2011 
November 30, 2011 


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