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The Election Assistance Commission and the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technoloyg are sponsoring a symposium on emerging trends in voting.

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A symposium on emerging trends in voting has been scheduled for Feb. 9-10 in Washington, D.C.

Sponsored by the Election Assistance Commission and the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the symposium will focus on people, processes, and technology on the first day. The second day will feature ongoing activities in interoperable systems and a series of breakout sessions that will engage participants in identifying forward-looking technologies in areas such as usability, accessibility, auditing, and testing.

The symposium will be attended by election officials, academics, and representatives of voting system manufacturers, voting system test laboratories, and standards development organizations, as well as local, state, and federal government officials.

"Our goal is to foster an inclusive and informative conversation about trends in voting affected by technology, as well as how people interact with that technology," says NIST's Mary Brady.

Tammy Patrick, senior adviser to the Bipartisan Policy Center's Democracy Project, will deliver the keynote address.

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