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|1990 & 2002 FEC Voting System Standar...
Post Number: 303
Best of Black Box?
Votes: 1 (A keeper?)
|Posted on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 12:06 pm: ||
1990 FEC Voting System Standards
(compressed zip file, 329 KB)
The 1990 FEC standards have become quite hard to find. They include standards for punch card machines as well as other models. THE 1990 STANDARDS WERE USED TO CERTIFY EVERY SYSTEM SOLD UNTIL 2003. Therefore, if your elections division purchased before 2003, or purchased a version made before 2003, certification would have been done on the 1990 standards.
2002 FEC Voting System Standards
(compressed zip file, 1,054 KB KB)
Post Number: 309
Best of Black Box?
Votes: 2 (A keeper?)
|Posted on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 2:23 pm: ||
Of note: Section 6 - Security requirements.
GEMS 1.18.18, 1.18.19, and 1.18.23 were certified under the 2002 standards, indicating that these programs meet Section 6 requirements.
Decide for yourself.
GEMS uses unpatched, unprotected Windows RAS (Remote Access Server) to transfer live election data over a TCP/IP connection with easy-to-guess usernames and passwords and easily obtainable telephone access numbers.
GEMS also uses an unpassworded MS Access database constructed without referential integrity, and an audit log that does not auto-number transactions.
Next question: Was HAVA (Help America Vote Act) money spent on state computer experts like Britain Williams (Georgia, Virginia, Maryland), Paul Craft (Florida), Doug Jones (Iowa) and David Jefferson (California)? Each of these individuals has had access to GEMS and the 2002 standards. Not one of these examiners objected to the use of GEMS in their state elections. Not one of these examiners informed the public of GEMS stunning noncompliance with federal law.
Did we get our HAVA money's worth on the examiners?
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Post Number: 94
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Votes: 0 (A keeper?)
|Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 - 5:53 pm: ||
A comment on these:
These files were on the FEC website. They took them down some time ago; in order to get them at all Bev Harris had to pull them out of archive.org - these may be the only copies "in the wild".
They contain "markups" in places, strikeouts and odd font colors, as if this wasn't quite finished.
So far as we can tell the parts that aren't crossed out ARE the current draft standards.
In any case, note that this "weirdness" isn't caused by Black Box Voting.