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Conference Registration Form

National Conference
State Certification Testing of Voting Systems
7th Annual National Conference
Austin, Texas
June 19-20, 2017 

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This year’s conference will be in Austin, Texas, hosted by colleagues from the Elections Division of the Texas Secretary of State. The purpose of the Conference is to share ideas and solutions for ensuring voting and election system reliability, transparency and integrity through better testing of systems. The primary goal of the conference is to provide a venue for practitioners and academics to share best practices for voting system testing and management, to explore more efficient and effective methods for testing and implementing voting and election systems, and to identify common challenges and potential mitigations to those challenges.

Additionally, the conference is meant to be a vehicle to improve the flow of information between the federal, state, county, and municipality testing entities.

This is a working conference with expectations that all attendees prepare a paper, presentation, panel discussion or other activity to share ideas and innovations in the testing of voting and election systems. First time attendees may waive the paper/presentation requirement.

Attendance is open to individuals engaged in the testing and certification of voting and election systems for government jurisdictions. Attendees are encouraged to develop and prepare their jurisdiction’s current research and best practices for presentation.  This year there will be a track on cybersecurity and its impact on testing and certification of voting and election systems.

The conference does not publish proceedings, but it does archive all past proceedings and conference materials at the following website:

http://bowencenterforpublicaffairs.org/institutes/policy-research/election-admin/conference  or https://goo.gl/5xDiQ0 

Deadline for Topic Submission and Registration: May 1, 2017.

Given limited capacity for attendance, early registration is recommended. There is no registration fee, but attendees must register for the Conference.

The registration must include an abstract (100 words or less) that includes the title of the paper/presentation/panel, a brief overview of the topic, and any co-authors.

For questions or assistance concerning registration or assistance in focusing presentation topics, contact Merle King at mking@kennesaw.edu.  Registration form is at the bottom of this page.


The conference will be in, or near the Texas State Capitol building. Room TBA 


OMNI Austin Downtown
700 San Jacinto at 8th Street
Austin, TX 78701
1-800-THE-OMNI (843-6664)

Reservation Link


We currently have a block of rooms set for $141.00 (Government Rate). The cut-off date for reserving a room is May 4, 2017. 

This date is dictated by the hotel and after this date, any unsold room will be released back to the Hotel for resale. Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. 

Additional information about transportation and meals, as well as a final conference agenda, will be emailed to registrants.

The Conference is for individuals engaged in the testing and certification of voting and election systems. 

There is no registration fee. 

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