Pre-Election Logic and Accuracy Testing & Post-Election Audit Initiative

This initiative will provide competitive grants to research, demonstrate, document, andrecommend improvements to the elections processes and best practices for 1) pre-election L&Atesting of voting systems, and 2) post-election audits.

A separate project description will beprovided for each of

credit:


the two areas covered under this Notice.

The successful applicants will beexpected to deliver a set of agreed upon outcomes and recommendations by March 30, 2012 foruse by election officials and other interested entities.Funds will support the development and documentation of a range of tools, procedures andprocesses used in managing and conducting L&A testing and post-election audit activities bytype of voting method, vendor-specific equipment, jurisdiction size, or other ways to bedetermined by applicants.

Applicants will have the opportunity to respond to either the L&Aportion of the Notice, the post-election audit portion, or both.

*Updated:
FAQs and Powerpoint from January 13, 2011 Technical Assistance call posted on EAC website below.
Related Programs

U.S. Election Assistance Commission Research Grants

U.S. Election Assistance Commission


Agency: Election Assistance Commission

Office: None

Estimated Funding: $2,000,000


Who's Eligible





Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Notice of Funds Availability

Additional Information of Eligibility:
To be eligible for a demonstration grant award for a project focused on existing high quality practices, an applicant must be a state government or unit of local government, and have demonstrated expertise in the election administration field, including L&A testing and/or postelection auditing.

To be eligible for a project focused on researching and piloting new or alternative methods/practices, grant applicants must be a state government or unit of local government with 14 demonstrated expertise in the election administration field, including L&A testing and/or postelection auditing which may choose to work in collaboration with a non-profit organization, Institution of Higher Education or for-profit entities that has: 1.

A track record of collaborating with multiple jurisdictions and other relevant entities; and 2.

A demonstrated experience in successfully designing and implementing research projects.

Full Opportunity Web Address:
http://www.eac.gov/payments_and_grants/testing_and_auditing_grant.aspx

Contact:
Debbie ChenSenior Grants Specialist Phone 202-566-2166

Agency Email Description:
TA Support Related to this Grant

Agency Email:
dcheneac@gmail.com

Date Posted:
2010-10-25

Application Due Date:
2011-02-15

Archive Date:
2011-03-17



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