Con to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
"The election process is an end-to-end problem relating to the integrity and privacy of votes. At present, almost every step in the process is a potential weak link. In principle, well-designed and carefully implemented computer systems could contribute to parts of that process, subject to more rigorous standards, evaluation, and open oversight. However, much work remains to make such approaches practical, effective, and trustworthy."
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:
Principal Scientist, SRI Computer Science Lab
Chairman, National Committee for Voting Integrity
Board of Directors, Electronic Privacy Information Center
Founder, People for Internet Responsibility
Testified regarding electronic voting machine issues before the California Senate and California Assembly
Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ACM SIGSAC Outstanding Contribution Award, 2005
National Computer System Security Award, 2002
ACM SIGSOFT Outstanding Contribution Award, 1997
Norbert Weiner Award, Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility, 1997