Last updated on: 2/28/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Cathy Cox, JD Biography

Title:
President of Young Harris College
Position:
Pro to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
Reasoning:

“The new touch screen system has won acclaim throughout the state and across the nation, and has made Georgia elections more accurate and more accessible to the disabled and visually impaired.”

www.sos.state.ga.us (accessed Apr. 5, 2006)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to electronic voting machine issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to electronic voting machine issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • President, Young Harris College, 2007-present
  • Georgia Secretary of State, 1998-2006
  • One of 11 Public Officials of the Year, Governing magazine, 2002
  • Woman of the Year, Georgia Commission on Women, 2000
  • 100 Most Influential Georgians, Georgia Trend magazine, 1998-2005
  • Georgia Assistant Secretary of State, 1996-1998
  • Her election reform effort made Georgia the first state to deploy a uniform electronic voting system in every county
Education:
  • JD, Mercer University Law School
  • BA, University of Georgia
Other:
  • First woman elected as Georgia’s Secretary of State
Quoted in:
  1. Do Poll Workers Receive Adequate Training to Facilitate Elections Conducted on Electronic Voting Machines?
  2. Is There an Effective Method in Place to Assure the Accuracy of Ballot Definition Files?
  3. Do Poll Workers Have Sufficient Support Mechanisms to Deal with Unanticipated Technical Issues with Electronic Voting Machines on Election Day?
  4. What Are the Stages of Testing Electronic Voting Machines?
  5. Do Voters Who Use Electronic Voting Machines Find Them Easy to Use?
  6. What Are the Stages of Testing Electronic Voting Machines?
  7. Is Logic and Accuracy Testing an Effective Method of Assuring That Electronic Voting Machines Are Operating Properly before an Election?
  8. Do Electronic Voting Machines Provide More Rapid Results Than Other Types of Voting Systems?