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Selected Comments on Laws and Regulations

On 2021 Versions of For the People Act, HR1 and S.1 and manager's amendment

...from members of the State Audit Working Group:

2021-02-26 on HR1 in the House

2021-03-21 on S.1 on many aspects of S.1 in the Senate, similar to above, with page numbers updated to match senate version

2021-04-19 internet voting, drop boxes and signature verification

2021-04-19 adding expertise to Election Assistance Commission Board of Advisors

2021-04-25 overseas voting, deadline for testing components, accessible voting, definition of "casting" a ballot

2021-07-21 on election content which can be put in the Budget Reconciliation bill

...from Scrutineers and National Voting Rights Task Force:

2021-03-29 Cover Letter

2021-03-29 Detail

2021-08-19 On Audits in Budget Reconciliation Package

2021 Freedom to Vote Act and summary

Article on negotiations in Congress

On Election Assistance Commission's draft surveys of election offices, 2022

2022-01-28 from State Audit Working Group, 4 commenters, Branscomb, Verified Voting,

Earlier from 3 UCLA researchers, and Burden+Stein, Burden.

On Election Assistance Commission's Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG 2.0), 2023. EAC also has test standards (older versions)

2023-05-20 from State Audit Working Group

On software for risk-limiting audits

Comments & questions by SAWG members, 2022-07-11

On Arlo

On Colorado RLA software


Comments on California rules

On NIST’s 2021 draft of “Promoting Access to Voting,” with 2022 final

Comments, include comments from:

SAWG including taking BMD to homes, better OCR readers, privacy screens, flash cards for deaf voters, alternatives to signatures, and checking by voters of: BMDs, internet & remade ballots

Disability groups: NDRN, NFB, ACB, PVA, Harkin, NCIL

AAPD including guardianship, hotline follow-up, opposing universal design, harm to minority neighborhoods from closing sites for lack of accessibility

Individuals: deaf-blind, deaf, deaf, odor allergies

Advocates in AL, DE, FL, MA, MO, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NY, TX, UT

Other: NASED, VV, ACM, ACLU, Microsoft, Cranston, Appel

NIST response

See also DOJ on web & other access