(PRWEB) September 25, 2004
Fifteen Computer Scientists and voting experts released a response to ÂAmerican Attitudes about Electronic VotingÂ Hall/Alvarez survey and gave advice on selecting voting equipment, at a Press Conference at the University of Utah Computer Science Dept, Merrill Engineering Building (MEB) on Thursday Sep. 23 10:30 a.m.
Please read the online Press Release: http://UtahCountVotes.org/Voting_systems.pdf
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Computer Science professors and voting experts, including Phillip Windley, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Bringham Young University and Former CIO of the state of Utah under Governor Leavitt, and Barbara Simons, IBM Research (ret), former president, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM is the largest association of computer professionals in America), released their response to the ÂAmerican Attitudes about Electronic VotingÂ Survey, by Hall/Alvarez and offered advice to the Utah Election Office for selecting voting equipment.
The State of Utah is in the process of purchasing new voting machines, and computer experts are concerned that the ÂAmerican Attitudes about Electronic VotingÂ survey could have a major adverse impact on that decision. We urge UtahÂs Election office to write a more specific request for proposal (RFP) next spring that details the StateÂs real requirements, including open source, a voter verifiable paper ballot (VVPB), and allow sufficient time for a thorough review, including outside experts, to ensure that UtahÂs voting system will be the most secure and trustworthy in America.
Questions from press are welcomed. The press release is available on-line at http://UtahCountVotes.org/Voting_systems.pdf
Press who cannot attend, are encouraged to email [email protected] for telephone numbers to arrange interviews with members of our group.
Contact: Kathy Dopp, Utah Count Votes 435-608-1382, [email protected]