Final Technical Meeting to Take Place on Next Voting System Guidelines – Postponed

By David Bruggeman
July 2, 2007

Update – As noted by one of our readers, the meeting has been postponed. Per the TGDC Website:

July 3, 2007 Plenary Meeting — CANCELLED — Due to open issues related to the next VVSG that require further review, this plenary teleconference has been canceled. This meeting will be rescheduled in the near future and we will make that information available at this website.

There are TGDC Subcommittee meetings scheduled through July, so this could run right up to the July 31 deadline for submitting the TGDC draft to the EAC.

Original Post
The Technical Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC) will hold its final meeting on the next version of the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG) on July 3. Unlike its previous plenary sessions, this meeting will take place via teleconference. Anyone can call in to the meeting, and it will be webcast. There are many resources available on the meeting’s webpage.

The agenda for the meeting is to approve the TGDC’s final recommendations to the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) for the next version of the VVSG. The current draft (dated June 25) is available online.

The VVSG must be approved by the EAC, so there may be changes between the final version and what is approved next week by the TGDC. There will be a public comment period following the EAC approval of the document, but the current length of the VVSG (over 750 pages) suggests it would be better to review it sooner rather than later.