Office of Voting Systems Technology Assessment

The Office of Voting Systems Technology Assessment (OVSTA) was created in September 2005. When created, OVSTA was charged with two main responsibilities: 1) voting system examination, testing, and certification for use in California elections; and 2) overseeing the approval of ballot printers, as well as authorizing and monitoring the manufacture and distribution of ballots for an election. Over the years, that scope has expanded to voting technologies including ePollBooks and Remote Accessible Vote by Mail Systems.

Certification and Approval

Laws And Standards

Voting Technology Application Status

Frequently Requested Information

Voting Technology Vendors


Voting Technology Announcements