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Voting System Integrity: Can We Be Confident in the Accuracy

Rosemary Rodriguez, Doug Chapin, Dan Wallach, David Beirne, Ann McGeehan, Dana DeBeauvoir. Moderated by Ray Martinez (Sep 29, 2008 at the University of Texas at Austin, LBJ School of Public Affairs) Speakers: Rosemary Rodriguez, commissioner and current chair, U.S. Election Assistance Commission Doug Chapin, director, electionline.org (a division of the Pew Charitable Trusts and a national source for election law/policy news) Dan Wallach, computer science professor at Rice University (well-known and outspoken critic of paperless electronic voting systems) David Beirne, executive director, Election Technology Council (a national umbrella organization representing voting system vendors) Ann McGeehan, director, Elections Division, Texas Secretary of State Dana DeBeauvoir, Travis County Clerk Moderated by: Ray Martinez, adjunct professor, LBJ School The administration of voting and elections has changed rapidly at the state and local level since the 2000 presidential election. Such changes include laws and procedures designed to ensure greater integrity and access in voting, more transparency in the process, and much closer scrutiny regarding the accuracy of voting systems. At the federal level, the Help America Vote Act the most sweeping election administration reform legislation in the nations history was written in part to ensure more effective operation of voting systems. But have these laws actually improved the functioning and operation of the myriad of voting systems used throughout the country today?
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