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

Pamela Smith Biography

Title:
Nationwide Coordinator of the Verified Voting Foundation and VerifiedVoting.org
Position:
Con to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
Reasoning:

“We’re expected to trust that our votes were accurately recorded even though this [electronic voting] system lacks any way for us to verify that.”

“Electronic Voting Was a Fiasco,” North County Times, Mar. 15, 2004)

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Nationwide Coordinator, Verified Voting Foundation and VerifiedVoting.org
  • Co-founder and former Chairwoman, Safe, Accurate, Verified Elections (SAVE)-Democracy, a voter advocacy group
  • Provided testimony about electronic voting systems before the former California Secretary of State’s Panel on Voting Systems and Procedures and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors
Education:
  • School unknown
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is the Practice of Electronic Voting Machine "Sleepovers" Appropriate?
  2. Are There Sufficient Procedures in Place to Guard against Physical Tampering with Electronic Voting Machines?
  3. Is the Practice of Electronic Voting Machine "Sleepovers" Appropriate?