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Meeting Agenda: October 11, 2018

Elections Commission
City and County of San Francisco
Don Chan, Secretary
Open Source Voting System Technical Advisory Committee
Christopher Jerdonek, Chair
Roan Kattouw, Vice Chair
Carl Hage
Tony Wasserman
Open Source Voting System Technical Advisory Committee (OSVTAC)
of the San Francisco Elections Commission
Thursday, October 11, 2018
6:00 p.m.
City Hall, Room 421
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, California 94102

[Note: links to packet documents will be inserted below as soon as they are available.]

Order of Business

1. Call to Order & Roll Call

2. General Public Comment

Public comment on any issue within the Committee’s general jurisdiction that is not covered by another item on this agenda.

3. Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting

Discussion and possible action to approve Minutes for the September 13, 2018 Committee meeting.

Agenda Packet: (1) September 13, 2018 Draft Minutes

4. Administration

Discussion and possible action regarding administrative issues including but not limited to attendance at Elections Commission meetings by Committee members, the Committee’s website, and the Committee’s written reports to the Commission.

5. Member Reports

Member reports on committee-related activities not covered by another item on this agenda, including but not limited to the last Elections Commission meeting, Department of Elections progress, research findings, conferences, and news reports.

Agenda Packet: (1) Hage Email, (2) Masson LA County Public Records Request, (3) June 2018 Election Observation Questions & Answers, (4) Department of Technology Project Initiation Plan (DRAFT)

6. Open Source Voting System Project Manager

Discussion and possible action regarding the Project Manager position for the open source voting project.

7. Civil Grand Jury Report

Discussion and possible action regarding the 2017-18 Civil Grand Jury Report on open source voting and responses to the report.

Agenda Packet: (1) CGJ Report Responses, (2) CGJ Hearing Email

8. Voting System Component Development

Discussion and possible action regarding OSVTAC developing and/or facilitating the development of one or more voting system components as a proof of concept.

9. November 6, 2018 Election

Discussion and possible action regarding the November 6, 2018 election, its processes, and observing the election.

Agenda Packet: (1) Logic & Accuracy Testing (LAT) Checklist - 400C, (2) LAT Checklist - Insight, (3) LAT Checklist - Edge, (4) LAT Photo - Insights

10. Committee Recommendations

Discussion and possible action regarding Committee recommendations on the subjects of requirements, open source, software development processes, software architecture and design, hardware, intellectual property, and testing.

11. Topics for future discussion

Discussion and possible action regarding topics for future discussion.


There will be an opportunity for public comment on each agenda item.

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