Reports/Commentary

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2011

Public Comment on: NIST-IR 7682: Information System Security Best Practices For UOCAVA-Supporting Systems; NIST-IR 7711: Security Best Practices For The Electronic Transmission Of UOCAVA Election Materials, Submitted to the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards, May 2011.

Jeremy Epstein, “CRAVE: A Challenge Response Application to Voting Electronically”, Technical Report SRI-CSL-2011-01, SRI International, April 2011.

Public Comment on The US Department of Labor Request for Information on Guidelines for Electronic Voting in Union Officer Elections, Submitted to the United States Department of Labor, March 2011.

Public Comment on The Voting System Testing and Certification Program Manual, v2.0, Submitted to the United States Election Assistance Commission, January 2011.

2010

Richard Benham, Alec Yasinsac, Jeremy Epstein, and LisaAnn Benham, “Limited Proxy Voting: An Alternative to Complex Systems for UOCAVA voters?”, Workshop on UOCAVA Remote Voting Systems, August 2010.

Barbara Simons and Jeremy Epstein, “Issue Brief: Internet Voting and Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voters”, Workshop on UOCAVA Remote Voting Systems, August 2010.

Joseph Lorenzo Hall, The Genesis and Implications of Equating “Remote Electronic Absentee Voting” with Internet Voting. EAC/FVAP/NIST Workshop on UOCAVA Remote Voting Systems (2010).

David Wagner, Voting Systems Audit Log Study. Report commissioned by the California Secretary of State. June 1, 2010.

Public Comment on The Uniformed And Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act Pilot Program Testing Requirements, Submitted to the United States Election Assistance Commission, April 2010.

Public Comment On The Voting System Pilot Program Testing & Certification Manual, Submitted to the United States Election Assistance Commission, April 2010.

2009

Dan S. Wallach, Polling place burglary raises specter of fraud. Houston Chronicle (op-ed), December 10, 2009

Joseph Lorenzo Hall, Philip B. Stark, Henry E. Brady and Jasjeet S. Sekhon, Comments on the CA SoS Precinct Level Data Pilot Project. Submitted to the California Secretary of State (2009).

Public Comment on the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines, v1.1, Submitted to the United States Election Assistance Commission, September 2009.

2008

Our 2008 Annual Report describes the major highlights from the center’s activities during the year.

Mike Byrne, Tiffany Jastrzembski, Douglas W. Jones, Bill Killam, Whitney Quesenbery, Voting Systems Would Benefit from More Attention to Human Factors, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Oct. 27, 2008.

Lillie Coney, Juan E. Gilbert, Peter G. Neumann, Erik Nilsson, Jon Pincus, and Bruce Schneier, E-Deceptive Campaign Practices,, Electronic Privacy Information Center and The Century Foundation, October 20, 2008.

Michael Clarkson, Brian Hay, Meador Inge, abhi shelat, David Wagner, Alec Yasinsac, Software Review and Security Analysis of Scytl Remote Voting Software, September 19, 2008. Report commissioned by the Florida Division of Elections.

Peter G. Neumann, Combatting Insider Misuse, with Relevance to Integrity and Accountability in Elections and Other Applications, Dagstuhl Workshop on Insider Threats, July 20-25, 2008. Although Neumann was unable to attend, Matt Bishop created a set of slides and presented the paper.

Public Comment on the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines II, (Round 1), Submitted to the United States Election Assistance Commission, May 2008.

Aaron Burstein, Joseph Lorenzo Hall, Deirdre Mulligan and David Wagner, Comment on the U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s Request for Information Regarding Voting Systems Risk Assessment Support. Submitted to the Election Assistance Commission by the Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic (2008).

2007

Our 2007 Annual Report describes the major highlights from the center’s activities during the year.

Patrick McDaniel, Matt Blaze, Giovanni Vigna, Kevin Butler, William Enck, Harri Hursti, Steve McLaughlin, Patrick Traynor, Adam Aviv, Pavol Cerny, Sandy Clark, Eric Cronin, Gaurav Shah, Micah Sherr, Richard Kemmerer, Davide Balzarotti, Greg Banks, Marco Cova, Viktoria Felmetsger, William Robertson, Fredrik Valeur, Joseph Lorenzo Hall and Laura Quilter, EVEREST: Evaluation and Validation of Election-Related Equipment, Standards and Testing (Academic Final Report). Ohio Secretary of State (2007).

Ka-Ping Yee, Report on the Pvote security review, November 14, 2007.

Joseph A. Calandrino, Ariel J. Feldman, J. Alex Halderman, David Wagner, Harlan Yu, William P. Zeller, Source Code Review of the Diebold Voting System, July 20, 2007. Report commissioned as part of the California Secretary of State’s Top-To-Bottom Review of California voting systems.

Srinivas Inguva, Eric Rescorla, Hovav Shacham, and Dan S. Wallach, Source Code Review of the Hart InterCivic Voting System, July 20, 2007. Report commissioned as part of the California Secretary of State’s Top-To-Bottom Review of California voting systems.

Source Code Review of the Sequoia Voting System, Matt Blaze, Arel Cordero, Sophie Engle, Chris Karlof, Naveen Sastry, Micah Sherr, Till Stegers, Ka-Ping Yee, July 20, 2007. Report commissioned as part of the California Secretary of State’s Top-To-Bottom Review of California voting systems.

Joseph Lorenzo Hall, Laura Quilter, Documentation Review of the Hart InterCivic System 6.2.1 Voting System, July 20, 2007. Report commissioned as part of the California Secretary of State’s Top-To-Bottom Review of California voting systems.

Aaron J. Burstein, Nathan S. Good, Deirdre K. Mulligan, Review of the Documentation of the Sequoia Voting System, July 20, 2007. Report commissioned as part of the California Secretary of State’s Top-To-Bottom Review of California voting systems.

David L. Dill and Dan S. Wallach, Stones Unturned: Gaps in the Investigation of Sarasota’s Disputed Congressional Election, April 2007.

Ka-Ping Yee, Pvote Software Review Assurance Document, March 29, 2007.

Alec Yasinsac, David Wagner, Matt Bishop, Ted Baker, Breno de Medeiros, Gary Tyson, Michael Shamos, and Mike Burmester, Software Review and Security Analysis of the ES&S iVotronic 8.0.1.2 Voting Machine Firmware, February 23, 2007. Report commissioned by the Florida State Division of Elections.

This past year was a very busy and productive year for ACCURATE. Our Annual Report describes the major highlights from the center’s activities during the year.

2006

Paula Hawthorn, Barbara Simons, Chris Clifton, David Wagner, Steven M. Bellovin, Rebecca N. Wright, Arnon Rosenthal, Ralph Spencer Poore, Lillie Coney, Robert Gellman, Harry Hochheiser, Statewide Databases of Registered Voters: Study Of Accuracy, Privacy, Usability, Security, and Reliability Issues, February 16, 2006.
Study commissioned by the U.S. Public Policy Committee of the Association for Computing Machinery.

David Wagner, David Jefferson, Matt Bishop, Chris Karlof, Naveen Sastry, Security Analysis of the Diebold AccuBasic Interpreter, Report of the California Secretary of State’s Voting Systems Technology Assessment Advisory Board (VSTAAB), February 14, 2006.

2005

Matt Bishop, Loretta Guarino, David Jefferson, David Wagner, Analysis of Volume Testing of the AccuVote TSx/AccuView, Report of the California Secretary of State’s Voting Systems Technology Assessment Advisory Board (VSTAAB), October 11, 2005.

Chris Karlof, Naveen Sastry, and David Wagner, The Promise of Cryptographic Voting Protocols, June 2005.

Public Comment on the 2005 Voluntary Voting System Guidelines, Submitted to the United States Election Assistance Commission, September 2005.

2004

David Jefferson, Aviel D. Rubin, Barbara Simons, and David Wagner, A Security Analysis of the Secure Electronic Registration and Voting Experiment (SERVE), Report to the Department of Defense (DoD) Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP), January 20, 2004.

Original proposal materials

Many people have asked to read our original NSF grant proposal (194k PDF). You may also want to see the slides from our site visit (1.29M PDF).