Election Acronyms

HAVA Acronyms  
ANSI American National Standards Institute
DOJ Department of Justice
EAC Election Assistance Commission
FEC Federal Election Commission
FVAP Federal Voting Assistance Program of the Department of Defense
GSA General Services Administration
HAVA Help America Vote Act of 2002
HHS Department of Health and Human Services
IACREOT International Association of County Recorders, Election Officials, and Treasurers
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
NACO National Association of Counties
NACRC National Association of County Recorders, Election Administrators, and Clerks
NASED National Association of State Election Directors
NASS National Association of Secretaries of State
NCSL National Conference of State Legislatures
NGA National Governors Association
NVRA National Voter Registration Act of 1993
UOCAVA Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act
USCCR United States Commission on Civil Rights
USCM United States Conference of Mayors
E-Voting Acronyms  
DRE Direct Record Electronic
EAC Election Assistance Commission
DMCA Digital Millennium Copyright Act
FEC Federal Election Commission
FVSS Federal Voting Systems Standards
ITAA Information Technology Association Of America
NASED National Association of State Election Directors
NCVI National Committee for Voting Integrity
NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology
NRTL Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory
OEA Office of Election Administration, Federal Election Commission
TGDC Technical Guidelines Development Committee
UCITA Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act
VSS Voting System Standards
VVPAT Verified Voter Paper Audit Trail
VVPB Voter Verified Paper Ballot

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I have always been impressed with the quality of service that we have received from GBS. No matter what the problem or situation, they have always gone out of their way to help us out. They help make our elections run smoothly with their concern, supportive assistance, and general overall commitment to their customers. They make you feel like you are their only client and give you their utmost attention. Gary Ingelson, and the whole GBS crew, have always been nothing but professional and are always there to help. From my first week in office, Gary has gone above and beyond the call of duty to make my job easy and to help me do my job better. I will always be grateful for all they have done for myself and for Knox County. It is my pleasure to be a client of theirs.
Scott Erickson, County Clerk Knox County, IL
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Amanda Riska, County Clerk Jackson County, MI
You don't find companies that will go above and beyond anymore but GBS does even down to the staff that programs, they help with my school homecomings and that is above and beyond. GBS has walked me through punch cards, OS and TSX's, new employees, judges trainings, and even been there in my personal life. They are truly a company that cares about you, your family and your office.
Robin Harper-Whitehead, County Clerk Johnson County, IL
I have worked for Marquette County for over 32 years and have seen many changes in elections and how we as County Clerks perform our election related duties. The Representatives and Staff of GBS, especially David Carmody, U.P. Area Rep., remain a constant in an always changing environment. They strive to meet difficult deadlines and have always gone above and beyond with the best products and services possible. I sincerely appreciate the dedication of David, Tiffany, Bill and the rest of the GBS Staff. Without them we could not perform our duties as well as we do as County Clerks.
Connie Branam, County Clerk Marquette County, MI
I would like to let your people know that I have been here 7 Years and have dealt mostly with Gary Ingelson. Gary has always been excellent at solving my problems very quickly. I especially like our AccuVote units that we now use, they have been very accurate and get voters in and out of the polling place very quickly. My hope is that you will always keep that personal touch.
Donnie Apps, County Clerk and Recorder Pike County, IL
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Connie Gibbs, County Clerk Pope County, IL
As the prior clerk of 56 years once told me When you find a vendor that you know and trust-stay with them-they will treat you right during good times and bad times. This is so true with GBS, and the staff. I have worked in the Clerks office for over 32 years the last 11 as the County Clerk and during that time have seen may changes in clerks office especially in regards to elections and through it all GBS has been there willing and able to exceed in excellent service, willingness to help, and answer questions or find the answers. In the ever increasing demands placed on election administrators, it is so helpful to have one company-one representative to go to-and for Alpena County that has been Kurt Knowles, Tiffany, David and all the staff at GBS.
Bonnie Friedrichs, County Clerk Alpena, MI