Last updated on: 3/4/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
Reasoning:

“Touchscreens are, in our opinion, still unproven. Some counties, like Riverside, California, have had good experiences; other counties like Beaver County, Pennsylvania, and many counties in New Mexico had…faults and problems.”

“Voting: What Is and What Could Be,” Caltech/MIT Voting Project Report, July, 2001

Description:

A collaborative research project on election issues between California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Mission:

To prevent a recurrence of the problems that threatened the 2000 U.S. Presidential election

Other:
None found
Quoted in:
  1. Did Electronic Voting Machines in the 2000 and 2004 Elections Give an Advantage to a Particular Political Party?
  2. What Are Residual Votes?
  3. Do Electronic Voting Machines Allow for Meaningful Audits?
  4. Do Electronic Voting Machines Prevent Residual Votes?
  5. Do Voters Who Use Electronic Voting Machines Find Them Easy to Use?