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U.S. Election Assistance Commission to Hold Public Meeting

Washington, DC, Jan 25, 2005

The United States Election Assistance Commission (EAC) has announced a Public Meeting Advisory to be held on Thursday, January 27, 2005, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at the EAC offices (1225 New York Avenue, Suite 1100, Washington, DC).

The EAC is an independent bipartisan agency, authorized through HAVA - the “Help America Vote Act” of 2002 (P.L. 107-252), that serves as a national clearinghouse and resource of information on various matters involving the administration of federal elections.

Highlights from the meeting agenda include:

  • Title II Requirements Payments
    Ms. Peggy Sims, Election Research Specialist, U.S. EAC
  • State Reports on HAVA Expenditures
    Ms. Peggy Sims, Election Research Specialist, U.S. EAC
  • Single Audits
    Mr. McCoy Williams, Director, Civil Agencies Financial Management, Government Accountability Office
  • Other Audit Authority Under HAVA
    Ms. Julie Thompson, General Counsel, U.S. EAC
  • Special Audit of the State of California’s Use of HAVA Funds
    Ms. Julie Thompson, General Counsel, U.S. EAC
  • Commissioner Deliberation and Vote on Institution of Special Audit of CA

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) sits as a member of the Technical Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC) specified in HAVA. The role of the TGDC is to "assist the Executive Director of the Commission in the development of the voluntary voting systems guidelines."

As a member of the TGDC, ANSI has requested its accredited standards developers to review their existing standards, as well as current and planned development work, to provide the Institute’s procedures and administration department with information on standards that may be relevant to voting in this country. (more info)

To provide information on standards work related to voting, please contact Ms. Anne Caldas, ANSI director of procedures and standards administration and the Institute’s representative to the TGDC.

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