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

Conny B. McCormack Biography

Title:
Former Registrar of Voters - Recorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County (California)
Position:
Pro to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
Reasoning:

“The fact is that existing DRE systems without VVPAT have the proven track record of doing the best job of all available voting systems in achieving the goal of accurate casting, tabulation and reporting of all votes in accordance with the voters’ intentions.”

Testimony before U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, June 21, 2005

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • President, California Association of Clerks and Election Officials (CACEO), 2004-2008
  • Registrar of Voters – Recorder/County Clerk, Los Angeles County (California), 1995-present
  • Member, Election Center Task Force on Election Reform, 2001 & 2005
  • Vice President, CACEO, 2002-2004
  • California Secretary of State’s Voting Systems Advisory Panel, 2001 & 2003
  • Registrar of Voters, San Diego County (California), 1987-1994
  • Elections Administrator, Dallas County (Texas), 1981-1987
  • Testified before U.S. Senate regarding voter verification in electronic voting systems
Education:
  • PhD Candidate, ABD (All But Dissertation) Political Science, Emory University
  • MA, Politics and Public Affairs, University of Miami
  • BA, Political Science, Virginia Polytechnic University
Other:
  • Registrar of Voters for the largest electoral jurisdiction in the United States
Quoted in:
  1. Should Electronic Voting Machines Have Voter Verified Paper Audit Trails?
  2. Do Voter Verified Paper Audit Trails Increase the Likelihood of an Electronic Voting Machine Malfunctioning?