Last updated on: 2/28/2008 | Author:

Rosemarie Myerson, PhD Biography

Election reform advocate at VotersUnite!
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"

“The results from this study show that a county’s buying touchscreens will increase their annual expenditures by 57.3%. Owning optical scanners should increase their expected annual costs 16.9%. Optical scanners have the further advantage of providing a voter verified paper ballot that can be used to audit the machine’s data and for any needed independent recount.”

“Report on a Survey of Changes in Total Annual Expenditures for Florida Counties Before and After Purchase of Touch Screens and A Comparison of Total Annual Expenditures for Touch Screens and Optical Scanners,” Dec. 1, 2005

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Election reform advocate, VotersUnite!
  • Member, Sarasota Alliance for Fair Elections (S.A.F.E.)
  • Retired psycholinguist, specializing in language and the brain and specifically child acquisition of language
  • PhD, Education, Harvard University
  • MA, Linguistics, Harvard University
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Quoted in:
  1. Is It Less Expensive to Conduct an Election Using Electronic Voting Machines Compared to Optical Scan Voting Systems?