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

Stephen D. Ansolabehere, PhD Biography

Title:
Professor of Political Science at Harvard University
Position:
Con to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
Reasoning:

“Systems using direct recording electronic devices (DREs) had significantly higher average rates of spoiled, uncounted, and unmarked ballots than any of the other systems.”

An Assessment of the Reliability of Existing Voting Equipment,” Caltech/MIT Voting Project Report, March, 2001

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:
  • Professor Political Science, Harvard University
  • Elting R. Morison Professor and Associate Head, Department of Political Science, MIT
  • Voting Technology Task Force Leader, Election Reform Initiative of The Constitution Project, 2001-2002
  • Co-Director, Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2000-2004
  • Member, Board of the National Election Studies
  • Editorial Board, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Election Law Journal, Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics, and Business and Politics
  • Carnegie Scholar, 2000-2002
  • Goldsmith Book Prize for Going Negative, 1996
Education:
  • PhD, Political Science, Harvard University, 1989
  • BA, Political Science, University of Minnesota, 1984
  • BS, Economics, University of Minnesota, 1984
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. What Are Electronic Voting Machines?
  2. What Alternatives to Electronic Voting Machines Are Currently Used in the United States?
  3. What Alternatives to Electronic Voting Machines Are Currently Used in the United States?
  4. What Alternatives to Electronic Voting Machines Are Currently Used in the United States?
  5. What Alternatives to Electronic Voting Machines Are Currently Used in the United States?