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Paul Boutin Biography

Former Senior Editor at Wired magazine
Con to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"

Many voters are wondering if they should be worried about the [electronic voting machines]. Unfortunately, the answer is yes…The electronic nature of the new voting machines, combined with their lack of physical audit trail for each vote, leaves a hole that crooks with inside access could exploit.”

“Is E-Voting Safe?,” PC World, June, 2004

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Freelance technology writer who has written articles for Wired, New York Times, PC World, The New Republic, and others
  • Silver Medal, ASBPE Awards for Excellence, 2005 West for article “Is E-Voting Safe?” PC World, June, 2004, 2005
  • Senior Editor, Wired magazine, 2000-2001
  • Software Engineer, Computing Devices, Inc., 1991-1996
  • BS, Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. How Are Votes from Electronic Voting Machines Tabulated?
  2. Do Electronic Voting Machines Prevent Residual Votes?
  3. Do Electronic Voting Machines Accurately Capture Voter Intent?