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Submit Comments on Proposed Voluntary Voting System Guidelines 2.0 by Monday!

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) published proposed Voluntary Voting System Guidelines 2.0 (VVSG 2.0) for public comment. The VVSG are a set of specifications and requirements for voting systems that relate to things like basic functionality, accessibility, and security.

VVSG 2.0 proposes new national-level voting system standards, and upon review, it is clear that the changes in this version will harm disabled voters. Disabled voters are already facing an even greater risk of disenfranchisement as a result of the pandemic; we cannot allow standards to be put in place that would increase that risk. It is critical that we provide feedback!

Take Action: Submit Comments (Draft Provided)

NCIL has worked with a coalition of other disability rights organizations to draft comments. Many of our organizations, including NCIL, will also be submitting these comments individually. Please feel free to review these comments and use them as written or personalize them to create your own. You can also submit a simple comment saying you support NCIL’s comments.

The comment period closes on Monday, June 22 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern. Comments can be submitted online. Submit your comments by going to https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=EAC-2020-0002-0001 or going to regulations.gov and searching for Docket ID EAC-2020-0002. Click on the button that says “Comment Now!” and you will be brought to the page to submit your comments.

Comments

  1. Christine Shimizu says

    I support the changes suggested by the State Audit Working Group. I support the change of the terminology of the term “Ballot Image” because the corrections we made earlier were not adopted in this draft. I support the need for full reports to support audits and I support the proposals submitted by Citizens Oversight.

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