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

Daniel Tokaji, JD Biography

Title:
Associate Director of Election Law at Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
Reasoning:

“Electronic voting has the potential to reduce the number of lost votes, while effecting substantial improvements in racial equality, disability access, and multilingual access. At the same time, the implementation of this technology poses serious risks, if unaccompanied by appropriate procedural safeguards. There are also legitimate concerns about the transparency of present-generation DRE technology.”

“The Paperless Chase: Electronic Voting and Democratic Values,” Fordham Law Review, 2005

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:
  • Board Member, ACLU Ohio, 2004-present
  • Board Member, Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty, 2004-present
  • Assistant Professor of Law and Associate Director of Election Law, Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University, 2003-present
  • Outstanding Faculty Advisor, Moot Court and Lawyering Skills Governing Board, 2003-2004
  • Chair, California Common Cause, 2000-2003
  • National Governing Board, Common Cause, 1999-2005
  • Staff Attorney, ACLU Foundation of Southern California, 1996-2003
  • Author of the Equal Vote election law blog
  • Bar admissions: California; Massachusetts; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Courts for the Central District of California, Northern District of California, and Eastern District of California
Education:
  • JD, Yale Law School, 1994
  • AB, English, American Literature, and Philosophy, Harvard University, 1989
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Did Electronic Voting Machines Work Well in the November 7, 2006 General Election?