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

US Commission on Civil Rights Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
Reasoning:

“A main problem with electronic voting technology is its overreliance on the correctness, robustness, and security of the programs that instruct it to take action. .. Any party that introduces flaws into the system could take advantage of those flaws to illegally cast or eliminate votes.”

Is America Ready to Vote?: Election Readiness Briefing Paper p. 46, Apr. 2004

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Description:

Federal commission created to investigate and study the issue of civil rights.

Mission:

“To investigate complaints alleging that citizens are being deprived of their right to vote by reason of their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin, or by reason of fraudulent practices. To study and collect information relating to discrimination or a denial of equal protection of the laws under the Constitution because of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin, or in the administration of justice. To appraise federal laws and policies with respect to discrimination or denial of equal protection of the laws because of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin, or in the administration of justice. To serve as a national clearinghouse for information in respect to discrimination or denial of equal protection of the laws because of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin.”

US Commission on Civil Rights website (accessed May 18, 2006)

Other:
None found