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

Mikel Haas Biography

Title:
Registrar of Voters of San Diego County (California)
Position:
Pro to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
Reasoning:

“Although San Diego, like many other California counties, only used touch screen voting to meet the 2002 Help America Vote Act requirement for disabled-accessible voting, the county plans to be all-electronic for the November election… Counties choose touch screens for a reason. We have ballots in four languages and many versions of an increasingly complicated ballot. You can’t tell me that doesn’t call out for a computerized solution.”

From an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, Jun. 19, 2006

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Registrar of Voters, San Diego County, 1995-2001, 2005-present
  • Director, San Diego County Animal Services, 2001-2005
  • Special Policy Adviser to San Diego County Chief Administrative Officer overseeing county efforts related to certification and use of electronic voting machines, 2004
  • Oversaw preparations for the November 2004 general election for San Diego County, 2004
  • Assistant Registrar of Voters, San Diego County, 1994
  • Former Election Officer, City of San Diego
Education:
  • None found
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is the Practice of Electronic Voting Machine "Sleepovers" Appropriate?