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Beginning with the adoption of the Extended Validation Guidelines in June 2007, the CA/Browser has tracked proposed ballots using a numbering system, and CA/Browser Forum member votes have become publicly available for votes occurring after February 2013.   These ballots may be found using the “Categories” feature and selecting “Ballots” or by navigating chronologically using the “Past Proceedings” pull-down menu.  Tally of quorum and voting results is available here:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AjuWQ0oWc2scdDV5QWd5OGk1VWFfZW5XbWdDX1JqN2c#gid=4

BallotDescriptionStatusEffective Date
161Notification of Incorrect IssuanceFailed
162 Sunset of ExceptionsPassed15 March 2016
174Reform of Requirements Relating to Conflict with Local LawsPassed29 August 2016
163Fix Errata in EV GuidelinesPassed18 March 2016
164Certificate Serial Number EntropyPassed8 July 2016
165Formation of Governance Review Working GroupPassed31 March 2016
166Clarification of Membership RequirementsPassed4 April 2016
167Baseline Requirements CorrectionsFailed
168Baseline Requirement Corrections - RevisedPassed10 May 2016
169 Revised Validation RequirementsPassed5 August 2016
170Amend section 5.1 of Baseline RequirementsFailed
171 Updating ETSI standards in CABF documents Passed1 July 2016
172Removal of Permanent Identifier Passed5 July 2016
173Remove requirement to cease use of private keyPassed28 July 2016
175 Addition of given name and surnamePassed7 September 2016
176Reserved
177Special Ballot for Election of Chair22 September 2016
178Special Ballot for Election of Vice Chair6 October 2016
179Zombie ballot
180 Readopting the BRs, EVGL, EV Code Signing, and NCSSR Guidelines with AmendmentsPassed7 January 2017
181 Readopting BR 3.2.2.4 (Part 1)Passed7 January 2017
182 Readopting BR 3.2.2.4 (Part 2)Failed quorum
183 Amending the Bylaws to Clarify the Ballot Approval ProcessPassed31 January 2017
184Reserved
185 Limiting the Lifetime of Certificates Failed
186Reserved
187 Make CAA Checking MandatoryPassed8 March 2017 + 30 days
188 Clarify use of term “CA” in Baseline RequirementsFailed
189Amend Section 6.1.7 of Baseline RequirementsPassed13 April 2017 + 30 days
190 Revised Validation Requirements Passed19 September 2017 + 30 days
191 Clarify Place of Business InformationPassed23 May 2017 + 30 days
192 Notary RevisionPassed28 June 2017
193 825-day Certificate LifetimesPassed17 March 2017 + 30 days
194Effective Date of Ballot 193 ProvisionsIndeterminate
195 CAA FixupPassed17 April 2017 + 30 days
196 Define “Audit Period”Passed17 April 2017 + 30 days
197 Effective Date of Ballot 193 ProvisionsPassed3 May 2017 + 30 days
198 .Onion RevisionsPassed8 May 2017 + 30 days
199Require commonName in Root and Intermediate CertificatesPassed9 May 2017 + 30 days
200 Amendment of Bylaws to add Code of ConductPassed30 May 2017
201.onion RevisionsPassed 8 June 2017
202 Underscore and Wildcard CharactersFailed
203Formation of Network Security Working GroupPassed19 June 2017
204Forbid DTPs from doing Domain/IP OwnershipPassed11 July 2017 + 30 days
205Membership-Related ClarificationsPassed6 July 2017
206Gov ReformPassed3 July 2018
207ASN.1 Jurisdiction in EV GuidelinesPassed23 October 2017 + 30 days
208dnQualifiersFailed
209Reserved
210Misc. Changes to the NCSSRPassed31 August 2017 + 30 days
211Resolution of Approval for WTCA v2.1 ChangesWithdrawn
212Canonicalise formal name of the Baseline RequirementsPassed1 September 2017
213Reserved
214CAA Discovery CNAME ErrataPassed27 September 2017 + 30 days
215Fix Ballot 190 ErrataPassed5 October 2017 + 30 days
216 Update Discussion Period ProcessPassed21 December 2017
217 Sunset RFC 2527Passed21 December 2017
218Remove validation methods 1 and 5Passed5 February 2017
219Clarify handling of CAA Record Sets with no “issue”/”issuewild” property tag Passed10 May 2018
220Minor Cleanups (Spring 2018) Passed29 April 2018
221Two-Factor Authentication and Password ImprovementsFailed
222Reserved
223Update BR Section 8.4 for CA audit criteriaPassed14 June 2018
224WHOIS and RDAPPassed22 June 2018
225Reserved
226Reserved

Ballot  Status
(effective date)
See new table above for ballots after Ballot 161
Ballot 161 – Notification of Incorrect Issuance Failed
Ballot 160 – Amend Section 4 of BRs 4-Feb-2016
Ballot 159 – Amend Section 4 of BRs Lack of Quorum
Ballot 158 – Code Signing BR adoption Failed
Ballot 157 – Adopt version 1.2 of the Intellectual Property Rights Policy 6-Feb-2016
Ballot 156 – CPWG #1 BR Sections 1 and 2 3-Dec-2015
Ballot 155 – Convert Network Security Requirements to RFC 3647 Framework and GitHub
Ballot 154 – Convert EV Guidelines to RFC 3647 Framework and GitHub
Ballot 153 – Short-Lived Certificates
Ballot 152 – SHA-1 Deprecation-Withdrawn Withdrawn
Ballot 151 – Addition of Optional OIDs for Indicating Level of Validation 28-Sep-2015
Ballot 150 – OID Revisions
Ballot 149 – Revisions to Forum Membership Bylaw 2.1
Ballot 148 – Issuer Field Correction
Ballot 147 – Attorney Accountant Letter Changes
Ballot 146 – Convert Baseline Requirements to RFC 3647 Framework 16-Apr-2015
Ballot 145 – Operational Existence for Government Entities 18-Feb-2015
Ballot 144 – Validation rules for .onion names 4-Feb-2015
Ballot 143 – Formalization of Validation Working Group 4-Feb-2015
Ballot 142 – Elimination of EV Insurance Requirement Failed
Ballot 141 – Elimination of EV Insurance Requirement; Financial Responsibility for Mis-Issued Certificates Failed
Ballot 140 – Short-Life Certificates Withdrawn
Ballot 139 – Vice Chair Election 24-Oct-2014
Ballot 138 – Security Information Sharing Working Group 16-Oct-2014
Ballot 137 – Voting Process Bylaw Amendment 16-Oct-2014
Ballot 136 – Chair Election 15-Oct-2014
Ballot 135 – ETSI Auditor Qualifications 16-Oct-2014
Ballot 134 – Application of RFC 5280 to Pre-certificates 16-Oct-2014
Ballot 133 – Insurance Requirements for EV Issuers Failed
Ballot 132 – EV Code Signing Timestamp Validity Period 16-Sept-2014
Ballot 131  -Update to Verified Method of Communication 12-Sept-2014
Ballot 130 – Working Group Bylaw Amendment Withdrawn
Ballot 129 – PSL in BR Section 11.1.3 4-Aug-2014
Ballot 128 – CP Review Working Group 9-Jul-2014
Ballot 127 – Verification of Agency in EVG 11.7.2 17-Jul-2014
Ballot 126  – Operational Existence 24-Jul-2014
Ballot 125 – CAA Records 14-Oct-2014
Ballot 124 – Business Entity Clarification 5-Jun-2014
Ballot 123 – Reuse of Information 16-Oct-2014
Ballot 122 – Verified Method of Communication Failed
Ballot 121 – EVGL Insurance Requirements Failed
Ballot 120 – Affiliate Authority to Verify Domain 5-Jun-2014
Ballot 119 – Remove “OfIncorporation” from OID descriptions in EVG 9.2.5 24-Mar-2014
Ballot 118 – SHA1 Sunset 16-Oct-2014
Ballot 117 – EV Code Signing Guidelines Corrections 24-Mar-2014
Ballot 116 – Associate Member Category 24-Mar-2014
Ballot 115 – Invited Guest to Meeting 31 Withdrawn
Ballot 114 – Improvements to the EV Definitions 24-Jan-2014
 Ballot 113 –  Revision to QIIS in EV Guidelines 13-Jan-2014
 Ballot 112 – Definition of “Internal Server Name” 3-Apr-2014
Ballot 111 – Accelerate Max Certificate Lifetime Reduction Timetable Withdrawn
Ballot 110 – Amendment 1 to Bylaws Failed
 109 – Create SSL Performance Working Group Withdrawn
 108 – Defining the scope of the Baseline Requirements Withdrawn
 107 – Removing version numbers to WebTrust and ETSI standards from CABF Guidelines Withdrawn
 106 – Extended Deadline to Prohibit OCSP “Good” Response for Non-Issued Certificates Withdrawn
 105 – Technical Constraints for Subordinate Certificate Authorities yielding broader and safer PKI adoption 29-Jul-13
 104 – EV Domain Validation (EVG v 1.4.2) 9-Jul-13
 103 – OCSP AIA and TLS Feature Extension Needs endorser
 102 – BR 9.2.3 domainComponent 31 May 2013 (BR v.1.1.5)
 101 – EV 11.10.2 Accountants (EVG v 1.4.2) 31-May-13
 100 – Extend Deadline (OCSP Good Response) Withdrawn
 99 – Add DSA Keys (BR v.1.1.4) 3-May-13
 98 – Public Voting 22-Feb-13
 97 – Prevention of Unknown Certificate Contents 21-Feb-13
 96 – Wildcard certificates and new gTLDs 20-Feb-13
 95 – Guidance on Deprecated Internal Names Withdrawn
 94 – Governance Adoption 23-Nov-12
93 – BR Reasons for Revocation 7-Nov-12
 92 – Subject Alternative Names Failed with Browsers
 91 – Chair and Vice-Chair Election 22-Oct-12
 90 – Governance Finalists 28-Sep-12
 89 – Publish Recommendations for the Processing of EV SSL Certificates v.2 17-Jan-14
 88 – BR_9_2_4_Errata-ISO3166 12-Sep-12
 87 – Instant Runoff Ballot on Governance 31-Aug-12
 86 – BR_9_2_4_Errata_plus_ISO3166 Withdrawn
 85 – Governance Reform (Corrected) – (Ballot 85 without 7-day review) 24-Aug-12
 84 – ISO 3166-1 User-assigned codes Withdrawn
 83 – Adopt Network and Certificate System Security Requirements 3-Aug-12
 82 – Extend IPR introduction timetable Rejected
 81 – Required Format for Amendments to Existing Standards or Requirements Withdrawn
 80 – Response for non-issued certificates 2-Aug-12
 79 – Mailing list usage 25-Jul-12
 78 – Updates to Domain and IP Validation, High Risk Requests, and Data Source in the Baseline Requirements 22-Jun-12
 77 – Emergency Extension of IPR Requirements 7-Jun-12
 76 – Public Review of Network Security Controls 12-Jun-12
 75 – NameConstraints criticality flag (EVG 1.4.1) 8-Jun-12
 74 – Updates to Domain and IP Validation, High Risk Requests, and Data Source in the Baseline Requirements Failed quorum
 73 – Public mail-list 11-May-12
 72 – Reorganize EV Documents 29-May-12
 71 – Auditor qualification requirements 8-May-12
 70 – EV Code Signing Identifier 8-May-12
 69 – Individual validation policy Endorsers needed
 68 – No unknown contents Endorsers needed
 67 – Adopt IPR Policy 6-Apr-12
 66 – Project lifecycle 16-Mar-12
 65 – QIIS definition update 16-Feb-12
 64 – Revised – Recognized existence 16-Feb-12
 63 – Adopt Intellectual Property Rights Policy Withdrawn
 62 – Adopt Baseline Requirements Draft 50 22-Nov-11
 61 – Verification requirements for Parent/Subsidiary 15-Jun-11
 60 – Verification requirements for Parent/Subsidiary Rejected
 59 – Public review of Draft 30b Baseline Requirements for Issuance and Management of Publicly Trusted Certificates Withdrawn
 58 – Operational existence through parent/subsidiary 8-Apr-11
 57 – Verifying agency through confirmation of employment using QIIS or QGIS 8-Apr-11
 56 – QGIS Contact Information 21-Feb-11
 55 – Romanization of Japanese corporate names 21-Feb-11
 54 – EV 1-3 adoption 19-Nov-10
 53 – Contract Signer self-asserted authority 12-Oct-10
 52 – Contract Signer self-asserted authority Withdrawn
 51 – Notaries 7-Aug-10
 50 – 64-character “O” field  7-Aug-10
 49 – New certificate for existing subscriber  6-Aug-10
 48 – Telephone number at place of business  5-Aug-10
 47 – Document aging  Withdrawn
 46 – Audit report availability timing  6-Jul-10
 45 – Verification of authority  23-Apr-10
 44 – IFAC membership  23-Apr-10
 43 – Business categories  Withdrawn
 42 – Principal individual  22-Apr-10
 41 – Auditing report publication  Withdrawn
 40 – Terms of use  13-Apr-10
 39 – Business categories  Withdrawn
 38 – Physical Address in WHOIS data  Withdrawn
 37 – Another QGIS  6-Apr-10
 36 – Public WHOIS information  26-Mar-10
 35 – Role requirements  25-Jan-10
 34 – Adopt EV Guidelines draft 03 as Version 1.2  1-Oct-09
 33 – Subject attribute requirements  4-Aug-09
 32 – Revocation for well-known private key  29-Jul-09
 31 – Allow ETSI 102 042  6-Aug-09
 30 – Reserved domain names  Failed quorum
 29 – Guidelines renumbering  14-Jul-09
 28 – Membership criteria  Failed quorum
 27 – Alternatives for verifying domain control  Rejected
 26 – Certificate reissuance  17-Mar-09
25 – PolicyQualifierId  6-Apr-09
24 – Acceptable audits in EV Processing Guidelines  13-Feb-09
23 – EV Processing Guidelines 16-Jan-09
22 – RSA 1024 retirement  29-Dec-08
21 – Phone number at place of business  4-Dec-08
20 – ETSI Letter of Intent  7-Nov-08
19 – Authoritative time source  7-Nov-08
18 – Pre-approved requests  16-Sep-08
17 – Maximum validity period  Status
16 – Unverified content  Failed quorum
15 – Certificate renewal  25-Jul-08
14 – Allowed EKUs  17-Jun-08
13 – QGIS for place of business  5-May-08
12 – Adoption of Guidelines v1.1  10-Apr-08
11 – Prior equivalent authority  18-Mar-08
10 – Non-Latin names  12-Feb-08
9 – Physical address  Status
8 – Foreign organization name  12-Feb-08
7 – Parent-Subsidiary  3-Feb-08
6 – Non-commercial entity type  3-Feb-08
5 – Quorum 18-Jan-08
4 – Browser voting rules 15-Dec-07
3 – UTF-8 11-Sep-07
2 – Security committee Failed quorum
1 – Guidelines summer 07  7- Jun-2007