Thursday, February 10, 2005

NASS opposes federal oversight of election systems

The National Association of Secretaries of State wrapped up its conference in Washington, D.C. this week, but not before passing a resolution urging Congress to not reauthorize the Election Assistance Commission after 2006 and to not give the EAC rulemaking authority.

This preemptive strike by the Secretaries of States' association comes at a time when there is growing consensus that we need strong and mandatory federal security standards and testing of voting systems used in this country. The idea of having a uniform voting system in the U.S. is not feasible or practical at this time. But the idea of having a baseline for security in our voting systems is a no-brainer.

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