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

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:
  • 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?