Last updated on: 3/4/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Suffolk County (New York) Legislature Budget Review Office Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
Reasoning:

“The Budget Review Office conducted extensive research and reviewed many reports which focused on electronic voting systems and security. Our findings indicate that all electronic voting systems have significant security and reliability vulnerabilities. Fortunately it appears that most security and reliability vulnerabilities can be significantly reduced through education and the implementation of internal controls and sound procedures.”

“The Machinery of Democracy: Voting System Security, Accessibility, Usability, and Cost,” available on the office’s website, July 26, 2006

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The Office performs the following functions: reviews and amends, at the request of the Legislature, the operating and capital budget and the capital program; reviews and analyzes the fiscal impact on the county of all matters, issues, resolutions that come before the Legislature; evaluates and costs out the budget implications of all proposed labor agreements requiring Legislative approval; and other duties as delegated by the Legislature and specified by the Suffolk County Charter.”

Legislature Budget Review Office (accessed Dec. 22, 2006)

Mission:

“The Budget Review Office is the professional, non-partisan, civil service staff that assists in the function of legislative oversight by reviewing and monitoring the budget for the Legislature.”

Legislature Budget Review Office (accessed Dec. 22, 2006)

Other:
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Quoted in:
  1. What Are the Ongoing and Long-Term Costs Associated with Electronic Voting Machines?