Con to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
"Existing e-voting systems easily might be subverted by their vendors, or faults used by others to cheat...This problem compels us to use only election systems that can effectively be supervised by members of the general public possessing ordinary intelligence, schooling, and common sense. Since e-voting systems can be supervised only by the tiny subgroup of citizens that is well-versed in computer security, we should not use them."
"A Deeper Look: Rebutting Shamos on e-Voting," Verified Voting Foundation website (accessed Dec. 2005)
Experts 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:
Contributor, Open Voting Consortium (OVC)
Technology and Security Expert Member, Voting System Performance Rating (VSPR)
Software engineer responsible for designing and implementing major subsystems of the VAX/SVS security kernel, an operating system intended for use by intelligence agencies
Designed and implemented a realtime communications module supporting a nuclear power plant's physical security system