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  1. Lowell Finley Deputy Secretary of State Voting Systems Technology and Policy California Secretary of State Debra Bowen NIST Common Data Format Workshop

  2. I am not a techie I am a lawyer Two warnings about what follows

  3. What I wish for in acommon data layer • Integrity • Transparency • Auditability • Works from cradle to cryogenic capsule

  4. Integrity • Accurate • Tamper resistant • Tamper evident

  5. Transparency • Horizontally • Data transfer within a device or function • Vertically • Date transfer between functions • Voter registration to pollbook • Precinct tabulator to central tabulator • Central tally to results reporting module • Reporting module to press, public, scholars

  6. Auditability • At each point of transfer • By different potential auditors • Elections officials • Courts • Public • Scholars

  7. From cradle to . . . • Voter registration • Candidate registration • Precincting • Ballot definition • Voting (in all forms) and tallying functions • Results reporting • Auditing

  8. . . . Walt's frozen head • Permanent storage of all available data from every election • Not a morbid wish • Not a pipe dream • Intact data available when we need to defrost it

  9. Three Take Aways • No technical training • Transparency at multiple stages • Walt's cryogenic capsule