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Meeting Minutes: March 17, 2019 (approved April 11, 2019)

Elections Commission
City and County of San Francisco
William Walker, Secretary
Open Source Voting System Technical Advisory Committee
Christopher Jerdonek, Chair
Roan Kattouw, Vice Chair
Carl Hage
Brandon Philips
Tony Wasserman
Open Source Voting System Technical Advisory Committee (OSVTAC)
of the San Francisco Elections Commission
Sunday, March 17, 2019
3:00 p.m.
Martin Paley Conference Room (3rd Floor)
The San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street (at Grove Street)
San Francisco, California

Order of Business

1. Call to Order & Roll Call

Chair Jerdonek called the meeting to order at 3:17 p.m. Present: Members Hage, Jerdonek, Kattouw. (Member attendance at this special working meeting had previously been announced as optional.)

2. General Public Comment


3. Voting System Component Development

The committee members spent this time working on OSVTAC’s open source results reporter (ORR) and getting a demo page working with data from the San Francisco Department of Elections’ June 2018 and November 2018 elections: https://github.com/OSVTAC/osv-results-demo

Member Hage worked on fixing some issues in the data converter code that is used to generate data for the demo from real Department of Elections data: https://github.com/OSVTAC/osv-data-converter

Member Kattouw worked on adding graphical bars to show candidate vote totals in RCV contests.

Chair Jerdonek worked on making it easier to diagnose problems with the input data when running ORR: https://github.com/OSVTAC/osv-results-reporter

UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism student Nina Sparling was in attendance recording portions of the meeting for a news story and podcast she is doing on the subject of open source voting.

Public comment: None.

Adjourned at 5:40 p.m.