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

Stanley A. Klein, DSc Biography

Title:
Principal Consultant at Stan Klein Associates, LLC
Position:
Con to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
Reasoning:

“The reliability of Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) voting equipment is so poor, and the likelihood of undetectable, unrecoverable change or loss of entered votes so great that the uncertainty (due to statistical sampling) in a pre-election poll or exit poll of 1000 people is far superior to the uncertainty (due to machine unreliability) in tabulated votes on election day.”

“Statement for Election Assessment Hearing,” June 29, 2005

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:
  • Principal Consultant, Stan Klein Associates, LLC, a software and systems engineering company
  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Project 1583 on electronic voting machine standards
  • Member, National Committee for Voting Integrity
  • Member, TrueVoteMD Technical Committee, an election integrity organization
  • Member, IEEE Committee on Communications and Information Policy
  • Member, International Electrotechnical Commission Technical Committee 57 Working Group
  • Member, North American Electric Reliabilty Council, Control System Security Working Group
Education:
  • DSc (Doctor of Science), Operations Research, George Washington University
  • MSE (Master of Science in Engineering), Electrical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
  • BES (Bachelors of Engineering Science), Electrical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Are Electronic Voting Machines Mechanically Reliable?