SLI Compliance offers certification testing of Electronic Pollbook against state requirements. Most states require that Electronic Pollbooks undergo testing by an independent testing authority recognized by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The approval and certification of Electronic Pollbooks is conducted in accordance with standards adopted by each State.

Testing services for the EAC Pilot program and the new ESTEP program.  

As an accredited VSTL, SLI Compliance worked for the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to perform test assessment(s) against the EAC Voluntary E-Poll Book Certification Requirements Version 0.9 for the EAC’s Voluntary Electronic Poll Book Pilot Program. The SLI Compliance VSTL Team completed testing assessments of the electronic pollbook vendors and submitted report(s) of the results to the EAC.

On December 4, 2023, EAC Commissioners voted unanimously to formally adopt ESTEP as a permanent part of the agency. ESTEP aims to establish requirements and guidelines specific to election technologies that are not covered under the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG), which includes electronic poll books (EPBs), electronic ballot delivery (EBD) systems, election night reporting (ENR) systems, and voter registration (VR) portals and databases.  For more information on the EAC program,

Electronic Pollbook Certification Testing for the State of Ohio

SLI Compliance provided voting test services for an Electronic Pollbook system against the Ohio Electronic Pollbook Requirements.  Our test certification scope included creation and validation of test suites to perform testing against the Ohio Electronic Pollbook Requirements Matrix.  Our VSTL Team applied validated suites to ensure that repeatability and transparency of results were attained in a cost-effective manner.  We provided functional test execution of the Electronic Pollbook solution and tested to the minimum requirements established for use in Ohio.

California Secretary of State (SOS), Electronic Poll Book Systems Test Support Services

The SLI Compliance Team provided initial examination and further re-examination of electronic voting systems to ensure that the voting systems complied with the requirements delineated by California SOS with the evaluation of the electronic poll book system including the California Electronic Poll Book regulations. The engagement focused on system design and architecture, procedures, open-ended vulnerability/penetration testing of hardware and software configurations, data encryption, networking and communication protocols, COTS, and hardware. Results were provided to the California SOS so they could determine if the voting system possessed the appropriate security, processes and procedures and recommendations for running a successful secure election. All vulnerabilities were presented to the SOS and not exploited beyond basic discovery and analysis.

Virginia Department of Elections (ELECT), Development of Testing Case Studies & Testing Standards for Voting Systems and Electronic Pollbooks

SLI Compliance contracted in the development of test cases against the Virginia Voting System Certification Standards and Electronic Pollbook (EPB) Certification Standards to be used for certification testing of voting systems and electronic pollbooks.  The SLI Compliance VSTL team developed test cases based on standards using the statutory requirements and test assertions within. The test cases were leveraged by SLI Compliance to assist the Commonwealth of Virginia with State certification testing to verify conformity with Virginia election laws relating to the acquisition and use of Voting Systems and EPB systems.



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    James L. Becklenberg

    Former Assistant City and County Manager

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  • I sought SLI’s assistance in providing information to me on testing practices for the Uniform Voting System (UVS) that the State of Colorado is seeking. I also worked with them as they developed a report for the Colorado Voter Access and Modernized Elections Commission on an assessment of voting system technology in Colorado. The results provided by SLI were valuable and helped the state make key decisions regarding Colorado's UVS strategy. As our project moves forward, we expect to call upon SLI to test one or more proposed systems to meet Colorado Voting System Certification Standards.

    Al Davidson

    Former Program Manager

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    Norman Joseph

    Vice President, Product Management

  • We are so gratified that our cumulative efforts have yielded the much-needed results. I must hasten to add that the work of the entire SLI team has lent so much credibility to this entire electoral process. For this alone, you have the gratitude of not just this member of the Technical Evaluation Committee, but more likely that of an entire nation.

    Tim Diaz de Rivera

    Director General, National Computing Center