Current TrustTheVote Project RFC types include:
- White Papers on election technology, including but not limited to: administration, voter registration and information services, and voting systems (e.g., ballot marking, casting, counting, and tabulation.)
- Requirements Documents for specific election technology components (e.g., voter registration tools, ballot marking devices, digital poll books, etc.)
- Data Format Definitions (e.g., the digital representation of a voter record or a ballot).
- Draft Proposals for how to define or design components, software, or data interchange.
The RFC Process
The RFC Process is simple:
- We talk with Election Official Stakeholders about their election technology needs.
- We crystallize a specific need or needs (aka “requirements”) in a document.
- We issue that document as a “Request for Comment” by publishing it online.
- We solicit comments from Stakeholders or any member of the public for a period of time before closing comments, incorporate them into the document, and revising the RFC for publication.
And in so doing, we make our best effort to adhere to a meritocratic process.