Standardize Electronic Voting Technology

Previously, I posted a description of how one goes about Making Electronic Voting Transparent.

The thought just occurred to me that the way to make this happen is to set come standards. Who better to set these standards than the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)?

From the smart electric power grid and electronic health records to atomic clocks, advanced nanomaterials, and computer chips, innumerable products and services rely in some way on technology, measurement, and standards provided by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Founded in 1901, NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce. NIST’s mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.

What could be more in need of some improved measurement science than how to count the votes that are the foundation of our democracy?

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