Last updated on: 11/3/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

R. Doug Lewis Biography

Title:
Executive Director of The Election Center
Position:
Pro to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
Reasoning:

“Well intentioned people, some of them even highly educated and respected, scare voters and public officials with claims that the voting equipment and/or its software can be manipulated to change the outcome of elections. And, the claim is, it can be done without anyone discovering the theft of votes… The ability needed to manipulate an election with DREs, combined with election practices and procedures, means it is highly unlikely to be able to do this and get away with it. You can still manipulate an election easiest with hand-counted paper ballots. “

“The Election Center Review of Potential for Electronic Vote Fraud,” 2003

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:
  • Executive Director, The Election Center, an organization for training and certifying election officials, 1994-present
  • Director, Voting Systems Program, National Association of State Election Directors (NASED)
  • Founded or co-Founded several professional organizations of election administrators, including Joint Elections Officials Liaison Committee, NASED, National Association of County Recorders, Election Officials, and Clerks, the International Association of Clerks, Recorders, Election Officials, and Treasurers, and the International Institute of Municipal Clerks
  • Testified multiple times regarding election administration before U.S. Congress
  • National Voting Systems Board
  • Member – California Internet Voting Advisory Committee
  • Member, Election Oversight Committee for Recount of the General Election in Hawaii, 1998
Education:
  • None found
Other:
  • Former Executive Secretary of the Kansas Republican Party and Executive Director and Finance Director of the Texas Republican Party
Quoted in:
  1. Did Electronic Voting Machines Work Well in the November 7, 2006 General Election?