+ Slide 22
Prior to 1990, there was no Federal role
The National Association of State Election Directors (NASED)
A "non government organization"
Developed voting system standards"
The Federal Election Commission
Adopted original NASED standards in 1990
Adopted revised NASED standards in 2002
Accredits independent testing authorities
These standards are voluntary
Unless enacted into law by the states
The majority of the states have done so
The Help America Vote Act of 2002
Creates a Federal Election Assistance Commission
This will oversee further development of standards