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

Rosemarie Myerson, PhD Biography

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

“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
Education:
  • PhD, Education, Harvard University
  • MA, Linguistics, Harvard University
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is It Less Expensive to Conduct an Election Using Electronic Voting Machines Compared to Optical Scan Voting Systems?