Last updated on: 11/21/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

Kim Alexander Biography

Title:
President and Founder of California Voter Foundation
Position:
Con to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
Reasoning:

“The problem with electronic voting systems is that they produce results that cannot be publicly verified. After a voter casts an electronic ballot on a touchscreen, there is no paper record of that ballot that is produced which the voter can verify to ensure his ballot was accurately captured by the machine… With e-voting systems, it’s as if we’re trying to eliminate fraud and error by eliminating the ability to detect it. It’s like trying to solve your accounting problems by eliminating your accounting department.”

“The Need for Transparent, Accountable and Verifiable U.S. Elections,” presentation before the National Academy of Sciences, Dec. 9, 2004

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • President and Founder, California Voter Foundation, 1994-present
  • Testified before the Voting Systems and Procedures Panel of the California Secretary of State, 2004
  • Member, Ad Hoc Touch Screen Task Force of the California Secretary of State, 2003-2004
  • Moderator – Cal Voter Web Blog, 2001
  • Member, Internet Voting Task Force of the California Secretary of State, 1999-2000
Education:
  • BA, Political Science and Philosophy, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1988
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?
  2. Is It Appropriate for Former Election Officials to Work for Electronic Voting Machine Manufacturers?