42 U.S. Code § 1973ff–7 - Technology pilot program
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In this section:
(1) Absent uniformed services voter
(2) Overseas voter
(1) In general
The Presidential designee may establish 1 or more pilot programs under which the feasibility of new election technology is tested for the benefit of absent uniformed services voters and overseas voters claiming rights under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (42 U.S.C. 1973ff et seq.).
(2) Design and conduct
The design and conduct of a pilot program established under this subsection—
In conducting a pilot program established under subsection (b), the Presidential designee may consider the following issues:
(2) Virtual private networks, cryptographic voting systems, centrally controlled voting stations, and other information security techniques.
The Presidential designee shall submit to Congress reports on the progress and outcomes of any pilot program conducted under this subsection, together with recommendations—
(e) Technical assistance
(1) In general
The Election Assistance Commission and the National Institute of Standards and Technology shall provide the Presidential designee with best practices or standards in accordance with electronic absentee voting guidelines established under the first sentence of section 1604(a)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002 (Public Law 107–107; 115 Stat. 1277; 42 U.S.C. 1973ff note), as amended by section 567 of the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 (Public Law 108–375; 118 Stat. 1919) to support the pilot program or programs.
In the case in which the Election Assistance Commission has not established electronic absentee voting guidelines under such section 1604(a)(2), as so amended, by not later than 180 days after October 28, 2009, the Election Assistance Commission shall submit to the relevant committees of Congress a report containing the following information:
(3) Relevant committees of Congress defined
In this subsection, the term “relevant committees of Congress” means—
(A) the Committees on Appropriations, Armed Services, and Rules and Administration of the Senate; and
Source(Pub. L. 111–84, div. A, title V, § 589,Oct. 28, 2009, 123 Stat. 2334; Pub. L. 111–383, div. A, title X, § 1075(d)(6),Jan. 7, 2011, 124 Stat. 4373.)
References in Text
The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, referred to in subsec. (b)(1), is Pub. L. 99–410, Aug. 28, 1986, 100 Stat. 924, which is classified principally to this subchapter. Sections 101 and 107 of the Act are classified to sections 1973ff and 1973ff–6, respectively, of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 1971 of this title and Tables.
Section was enacted as part of the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act, and also as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, and not as part of title I of the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, which comprises this subchapter.
2011—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 111–383, § 1075(d)(6)(A), substituted “section 107 (1)” for “section 107 (a)” and “1973ff–6(1)” for “1973ff et seq.”
Subsec. (e)(1). Pub. L. 111–383, § 1075(d)(6)(B), substituted “1973ff note” for “1977ff note”.
Effective Date of 2011 Amendment
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