Secure Electronic Registration and Voting Experiment

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Secure Electronic Registration and Voting Experiment (SERVE) was an experiment by the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) to allow military personnel and overseas citizens covered by the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) to vote in elections in the United States via the Internet.[1][2] While called an experiment, SERVE included participation from 51 counties including up to 100,000 voters and ballots cast would have be counted toward actual election results.[3][4]

The project was contracted by FVAP to Accenture, who in turn subcontracted Avenade, Hart InterCivic, Hewlett-Packard, VeriSign, election.com, and others.[5]

The project was cancelled in 2004 after an report critical of the program was published.[6] Accenture, who acquired election.com in 2003,[7] has received criticism for its role in SERVE and other failed and cancelled electronic voting and registration projects.[8]

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