Last updated on: 4/2/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Kathy Rogers Biography

Title:
Director of Election Administration of the State of Georgia
Position:
Pro to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
Reasoning:

“Georgia counties have conducted hundreds of elections using electronic voting. Numerous success stories have emerged from nearly every corner of the state. Two themes quickly emerged: Georgia voters young and old embraced and expressed confidence in the new voting system, and our state’s undervote rate was dramatically reduced following the deployment of the electronic voting platform. Georgia voters have overwhelmingly indicated their approval of electronic voting in not one but two independent public opinion studies.”

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:
  • Director of Election Administration, State of Georgia
  • President-Elect, National Association of State Election Directors
  • Former Elections Supervisor, Chatham County Board of Elections
  • Testified before the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, May 5, 2004
  • Member, Georgia Secretary of State’s 21st Century Vote Commission to evaluate voting equipment for use in Georgia
  • Member, Georgia Election Officials Association
Education:
  • School unknown
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Do Electronic Voting Machines Allow for Meaningful Audits?
  2. Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?
  3. Is There a Method in Place to Make Sure the Electronic Voting Machines Used by Voters on Election Day Are Fully Certified and Identical to the Machines That Were Tested?