Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University
Con to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
"Paperless e-voting technology is almost totally opaque. No one can scrutinize critical processes of the election, such as the collection of ballots and counting of votes, because those processes occur invisibly in electronic circuits. Voters have no means to confirm that the machines have recorded their votes correctly, nor do they have any assurance that their votes won't be changed later. Paperless e-voting, in its current form, is a threat to democracy."
Testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, June 21, 2005
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:
Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University
Founder and Board Director, VerifiedVoting.org and Verified Voting Foundation
Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Voting Systems Standards Committee, Ad Hoc Touch Screen Task Force of the California Secretary of State, Citizens DRE Oversight Board of the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters
Testified before the U.S. Senate and Commission on Federal Election Reform
Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, 2005