U.S. Issues Revised e-Voting Standards
Rob Lemos writes on SecurityFocus:
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) delivered an update on Monday to the United States' electronic voting standards, adding more requirements to test systems for accuracy and reliability and additional rules to make paper audit trails easier to review.More here.
The draft revision, known as the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG) version 1.1, adds more stringent recommendations for testing and auditing as well as requirements that election software and updates be digitally signed and improved ease-of-use for poll workers. The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) announced on Monday that the draft revision will be available for public comment for the next 120 days.