We believe in a work process that is collaborative and non-partisan. Our board members—and team—include all political stripes.
Our specification process is a joint effort. Election officials across the country are working with us to provide requirements, define standards, and have those standards adopted. To date, we have over 200 contributors from 26 states.
We use an online Request for Comment (“RFC”) community process—the same kind of process used to define the Internet—to develop requirements for the election technology framework.
We believe in open data for an open government. We’re working with standards bodies—such as IEEE, NIST, and VIP—to ensure that standards for elections data are developed, confirmed, and adopted. We are also providing APIs and reference implementations to demonstrate the standards in practice.
Unlocking elections data will enable insights that will help us improve elections.