In 2009, Congress passed the Military and Overseas Voters Empowerment Act (MOVE) instructing the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) to run pilot programs to test the ability of new or emerging technology to better serve uniformed and overseas citizens. MOVE goes on to mandate that should FVAP choose to run a pilot program, the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are to help support FVAP by providing best practices or standards to support the projects.
To respond to this mandate, FVAP selected SLI to test two internet-based voting systems to the entire EAC’s Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) Pilot Program Testing Requirements. SLI has conducted a number of recent test campaigns that provide the differentiating skills, innovative process and proprietary tools needed to test internet based voting systems. By combining our proven and repeatable test approach with specialized testing and review by our certified security engineers, SLI is delivering the independent, third-party verification of security measures needed to ensure confidence in internet voting applications for our overseas citizens and military members.