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Alfie Charles Biography

Title:
Vice President of State and Local Government at Pitney Bowes
Position:
Pro to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
Reasoning:

“There are currently more than 50,000 Sequoia DRE units installed across the country which will be used to securely and accurately record more than 105 million individual votes for candidates and issues this November… There is little doubt that the current generation of DRE systems provides considerable improvements to the voting process, however, what has been left out of the recent public debate is that not only has DRE voting technology been used reliably for more than two decades, but the systems also provide considerable improvements to ballot security and auditability.”

Testimony before the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, May 5, 2004

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Vice President, State and Local Government, Pitney Bowes, Apr. 2008-present
  • Vice President, Strategic Alliances, Imagitas, Dec. 2006-Apr. 2008
  • Vice President, Business Development and External Affairs, Sequoia Voting Systems, 2002-2005
  • Testified before the U.S. Election Assistance Commission on May 5, 2004 about electronic voting machines
  • Assistant Secretary of State, Communications and e-Goverment, State of California, 1995-2002
  • Former Chair, California Internet Voting Task Force
Education:
  • BS, Government, California State University at Sacramento, 1992
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Do Electronic Voting Machines Store Votes in a Manner That Preserves Voter Anonymity?