Electronic Voting Research Tool

This area of the NCVI web site is intended to provide a comprehensive research tool for voting technology researchers, activists, journalists and other parties interested in developing their understanding of contemporary voting technology issues. The tool is divided into eight primary sections: laws, standards, technology, documents, acronyms, who's who, states, and problems, available from the navigation bar above. This main page provides a brief summary and last update time for each section as well as links to the best general resources for electronic voting issues elsewhere on the Internet.


Includes brief summaries of laws, acts, and proposed bills that impact the electronic voting issue: Help America Vote Act (HAVA), Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA)and the Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2003.


Includes a brief description of the standards and certification process, major institutions involved, and links to additional resources. Institutions covered include the Federal Election Commission (FEC), the Election Assistance Commission (EAC), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and its subcommittee the Technical Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC), the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED)and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).


Includes brief descriptions of specific voting technologies in chronological order of their appearance and links to additional information.


Provides brief summaries, excerpts and links to the most significant papers, reports and other documents referenced in the electronic voting debate. Broken down into the following categories:


A comprehensive explanation of acronyms you may encounter in your research, such as DRE, NIST, and NRTL.

Who's Who

Brief bios and links to additional information on the major players in the electronic voting debate. Includes politicians, computer scientists, activists and journalists.


Information specific to individual states.


Provides links to compendiums of voting fraud and irregularities found during the use of electronic voting technology.

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