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

Denise Lamb Biography

Title:
Former Director of Bureau of Elections at State of New Mexico
Position:
Pro to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
Reasoning:

“New Mexico began its transition from lever voting machines in the 1980s. We have successfully used first generation DREs in many elections over the years. We have conducted recounts recognized by the courts in our state and found the systems to be reliable and sound. The systems are completely accepted by voters.”

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

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:
  • Former Director of Bureau of Elections, State of New Mexico
  • Election Director and Chief Deputy County Clerk, Santa Fe County, New Mexico
  • Former President, National Association of State Election Directors (NASED)
  • Vice-Chair, NASED’s Voting Systems/Independent Testing Authority Accreditation Board, 1999-2006
  • Testified before the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, May 5, 2004
  • Member, U.S. Election Assistance Commission Management Standards Steering Committee
  • Member, Election Reform Task Force, State of New Mexico
Education:
  • School unknown
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Do Electronic Voting Machines Allow for Meaningful Audits?