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The TrustTheVote Project supports EU privacy standards

TThe EU Flag snaps in the wind against a blue skyo prepare for the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) for EU countries, the TrustTheVote Project web support team and OSET Institute Legal reviewed all of our data privacy and security policies to ensure that we meet (or exceed) the standards set by the GDPR. Data privacy and security is one of the foundational values of theĀ TrustTheVote Project, and we want to be sure that we’re consistently applying best practices and principles.

We also believe it’s important to support and promote international norms for digital privacy. Although the OSET Institute is headquartered in California, our mission is global in nature, because verifiable, accurate, secure and transparent election technology is a mandate for all democracies, worldwide. Trust in elections depends on digital privacy and security. That’s why we support the principles of the GDPR, both all of our web properties, and in the software we build for safe and secure elections, ElectOS.

You can read our new Privacy Policy to see how GDPR compliance applies to this website. Please contact us if you have any questions about digital privacy, security, or how it applies to election technology.

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Tales From Real Life: Judging Absentee Ballots

In another of our Tales From Real Life series, I direct you to Luther Weeks’ account of a day as an absentee ballot moderator, which involves making judgements about whether absentee ballots should be counted, and when (and when not) to rely on the results of counting machines. Perhaps you didn’t know that this volunteer work was part of the absentee voting process? Then read Luther’s story to learn the other 90% of details of vote by mail that you probably also don’t know. The detail and intricacy of the process are humbling, both to the election volunteer, and to the technologist try to make systems that help, and save money, and deliver transparency.

— EJS