Mission: Founded in 2003 by Stanford University computer science professor David Dill, the Verified Voting Foundation runs a database of election incident information, shares best practices with election administrators, supports disabled voting access, and helps the public navigate new electronic voting equipment and procedures.
Programs: - Election Administration Project
Based on criteria we publish for effective election administration, we help election administrators run elections properly and hold them accountable when they don't.
- Election Incident Reporting System
We track the problems with elections so that we and other people and organizations can respond and fix the problems.
- State and Local Organizing
We educate and involve people and organizations from all over the country in improving election processes, technologies, and regulations.
- Voting Information Resources
We research and publish the information people need to be informed and act on verified voting and related issues.
- Voting System Standards
We participate in standards organizations to draft standards so the best possible standards are adopted to improve election processes, technologies, and regulations.
Verified Voting is a rigidly nonpartisan organization devoted to one thing: transparent, verifiable public elections in the electronic age. We promote the adoption of strong security best practices in the conduct of elections, auditable voting technologies, and evidence-based post election auditing so that candidates and the public at large can be assured that the every vote counts and the will of the people is manifest. We oppose the use of all-electronic voting systems without paper trails because they are inherently unauditable, and we oppose Internet voting because there is no technology for adequately securiing online election. Our emphasis and expertise is in technology and computer and network security. We do not address campaign finance issues, or voting rights issues, or any other issues of a "political" nature that would dilute our focus.