Since 2011, election administrators, voting system certification specialists, testing laboratory professionals, and members of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission have gathered annually to discuss ways to improve the reliability of voting systems in order to uphold the integrity of the vote for the American electorate. In 2012, VSTOP hosted the conference in Indianapolis where election officials were greeted by the Indiana Secretary of State. Other locations where conferences have occurred include Kennesaw, Georgia; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Denver, Colorado; and Seattle, Washington. The 2016 Conference will be held in Boston, Massachusetts hosted by MIT.
The links on the right provide access to the papers and presentations prepared for these conferences.
- Generalized Protocol for Certifying E-Voting Systems: Jay Bagga: VSTOP at Ball State University and Josh Franklin: U.S. Election Assistance Commission
- Appropriate Goals for State Certification Testing: Paul Craft: Freeman, Craft, McGregor Group
- Testing Legacy & Emerging Technologies: A Unified Model of Election & Voting Systems: Merle King: Center for Election Systems, Kennesaw State University
- Elections, Technology, and the Pursuit of Integrity: The Connecticut Landscape Paper: Peggy Reeves: Office of Connecticut Secretary of State, and Alex Shvartsman: University of Connecticut
- Back to the Future: Reducing Certification Cost & Impact through Harmonized Voting System Standards: Brian Hancock: U.S. Election Assistance Commission
- Leveraging Testing Results Across Jurisdictions: Mark Phillips: SLI Global Solutions
- Student Contributions to Voting System Testing and Certification: Steven Dean: Center for Election Systems, Kennesaw State University
- Validating Fielded Voting Systems: Matt Masterson: Office of the Ohio Secretary of State, and Josh Franklin: U.S. Election Assistance Commission
- Challenges in Implementing Vote Centers with Current Voting Equipment: Erick Reichstein: Office of Arizona Secretary of State
- Risk Based Certification Evaluation: Stephen Berger: U.S. Election Assistance Commission
- Beyond Certification: ECOs, Advisories, and Things that Go Bump in the Night: Jay Bagga, Ray Scheele, Joe Losco, Chaitanya Mahasamudram: VSTOP at Ball State University
- Frank Padilla, James Long, and Michael Walker: Wyle Labs: The Role of Testing Labs in ECO Evaluation