Workshop

The Path to End-to-End (E2E) Protocols for Voting Systems

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The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC), in collaboration with NIST, is initiating a process to publicly solicit, evaluate, and approve protocols used in end-to-end (E2E) cryptographically verifiable voting systems for conformance to the recently revised Voluntary Voting System Guidelines, Version 2.0. This workshop will be used to discuss the plan and further develop the protocol requirements and evaluation criteria.

Workshop Agenda – Thursday, October 6


1:00 – 1:10 PM: Opening Remarks

  • Chairman Commissioner Hicks, EAC

1:10 – 1:15 PM: Meeting Logistics

  • Gema Howell, NIST
  • Tom Walters, NIST

1:15 – 1:45 PM: Keynote – End to End Verifiability in Voting Systems

  • Ben Adida, VotingWorks

1:45 – 2:00 PM: Overview of the E2E Protocol Evaluation Process

  • Andy Regenscheid, NIST

2:00 – 2:15 PM: Break


2:15 – 3:15 PM: Panel Session 1 – Integrity and Voter Confidence

Moderator – Barbara Guttman, NIST

Panelists:

  • Meagan Wolfe, Election Administrator and Chief Election Official for Wisconsin
  • Trevor Timmons, Chief Information Officer, Colorado Dept. of State
  • Neil McBurnett – Independent Election Integrity Consultant

3:15 – 3:30 PM: Break


3:30-4:30 PM: Panel Session 2 – Security

  • Moderator – Andy Regenscheid, NIST

Panelists:

  • Vanessa Teague, Australian National University
  • Dan Wallach, Rice University
  • Josh Benolah, Microsoft
  • Mike Byrne, Rice University

4:30 – 5:00 PM: Q&A Discussion and Closing

  • Gema Howell, NIST

Workshop Agenda – Friday, October 7


1:00 – 1:10 PM: Opening Remarks


1:10 – 2:10 PM: Panel Session 3 – Accessibility and Human Factors

  • Moderator – Ben Jackson, EAC
  • Moderator – Sharon Laskowski, NIST

Panelists:

  • Whitney Quesenbery, Director of Center for Civic Design
  • Lou Ann Blake, Director of Research Programs, Blindness Initiatives, NFB
  • Noah Praetz, Co-Founder of The Elections Group
  • Julie Wise, King County Director of Elections

2:10 – 2:30 PM: Break


2:30-3:30 PM: Panel Session 4 – Implementation of E2E Voting Systems/Testings

  • Moderator: Jon Panek, EAC Testing and Certification Director

Panelists:

  • Jim Canter – Chief Technology Officer, Hart InterCivic
  • RC Carter – Director, Election Guard, Microsoft
  • Ben Adida – Executive Director, VotingWorks
  • Mike Santos – Voting Senior Test Manager, SLI Compliance
  • Jack Cobb – Lead Test Engineer, Pro V&V

3:30 – 3:45 PM: Next Steps

  • Jon Panek, EAC Testing and Certification Director

3:45 – 4:20 PM: Q&A Session

  • Andy Regenscheid, NIST

4:20 – 4:30 PM: Closing Remarks

  • Chairman Commissioner Hicks, EAC

Recording Note: Portions of the event may be recorded and audience Q&A or comments may be captured. The recorded event may be edited and rebroadcast or otherwise made publicly available by NIST. By registering for — or attending — this event, you acknowledge and consent to being recorded.