Top To Bottom Review
Secretary of State Debra Bowen began her top-to-bottom review of the voting machines certified for use in California on May 31, 2007. The review is designed to restore the public's confidence in the integrity of the electoral process and is designed to ensure that California voters are being asked to cast their ballots on machines that are secure, accurate, reliable, and accessible.
Following are a number of documents related to the review, including a "Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQ) document to help people understand how the review will work. The FAQ document will expand over time to address additional questions. If you have questions or would like to see more information added to the FAQ, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
One-Page Summary - May 9, 2007 (.pdf, 148KB)
Frequently Asked Questions - Revised July 2, 2007 (.pdf, 232KB)
Red Team Test Protocol (.pdf, 138KB)
Public Observation Guidelines (.pdf, 56KB)
Following are the resumes, biographies or curriculum vitae for the Top-To-Bottom Review test teams.
The document reviewers are responsible for providing an analysis of security, accessibility, usability, reliability, accuracy and protection of ballot secrecy based on relevant documentation. The reviewers will have access to documents such as reports from Independent Testing Authorities (ITAs), reports and data from state certification testing, and documentation related to how the systems are designed to be used in an actual election. The document review members will be split into three teams of two to three members to review each voting system subject to the top-to-bottom review.
Source Code Review Team Members
Matt Blaze (.pdf, 72KB)
Red team members are responsible for testing the functions and performance of the voting systems to identify and document any vulnerabilities that may be discovered. The red team members will be split into three teams to review each voting system subject to the top-to-bottom review. For a more detailed description of red team testing in general and the preliminary protocols that will be used in the red team testing that will be conducted as part of the top-to-bottom review, click here.
Robert Abbott (.pdf 203KB)
Accessibility Team Members
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