Pro to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
"On a DRE voting system the elector's ballot is validated by not allowing over-votes and presenting a summary screen listing all choices and highlighting under-votes. The elector is allowed to change their selections as many times as they wish before casting their ballot. It should also be noted that the DRE voting system is the only voting system that allows the visually handicapped elector the opportunity to cast and validate their ballot without assistance."
Comments requested by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission following Dr. Williams testimony, May 5, 2004
Experts Election officials, people with post-graduate degrees in a computer or political science, JD's, Members of Congress, or elected officials with significant involvement in, or related to, electronic voting machine issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Electronic voting systems examiner for Georgia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia, 1986-present
Professor Emeritus of Computer Science and Information Systems, Kennesaw State University
Consultant to the Federal Election Commission on the development of Voting System Standards (VSS), 1990, 2002
Chair, National Association of State Election Directors (NASED) Voting Systems Board Technical Committee
Member, Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Project 1583 to shape standards for evaluation of voting equipment
Member, NASED Voting Systems Board
Member, National Institute of Standards and Technology's Technical Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC) for electronic voting system standards