USACM Congratulates New EAC Commissioners
USACM has sent letters to each of the three newly sworn-in Commissioners of the Election Assistance Commission (EAC): Thomas Hicks, Matthew Masterson and Christy McCormick. In the letters, USACM congratulates the new Commissioners, and makes recommendations to the EAC:
- Reestablish the Technical Guidelines Development Committee.
- Update the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines, the Voting System Testing and Certification Program Manual, and the Voting System Test Laboratory Program Manual (this was recommended by the former Co-Chairs of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration).
- Set standards for online delivery of blank ballots and blank voter registration forms.
The EAC will hold its first meeting of 2015 on February 24th at its headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. Agenda items include the Voluntary Voting Systems Guidelines, the program manuals for the EAC voting testing and certification programs.