Event: The Usability and Security of Electronic Voting Systems Workshop

The Center for American Politics and Citizenship (CAPC) and the Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL) is hosting a conference on the usability of electronic voting systems, at the University of Maryland on June 2, 2006.

The intended goal of the conference is to enrich the dialogue regarding voting issues facing the US, including accuracy, security, and verification’ and ‘will focus on the usability of different direct voting systems (including DREs and optical scans) and how they affect voter satisfaction, need for assistance, and voter accuracy. The workshop will present reflections from election officials and cutting edge research, and will work to answer questions about voter security and verification.’ Chairman Paul S. DeGregorio from the US Elections Assistance Commission will be the keynote speaker.

Michael Alvarez was invited to attend, but is unavailable on the scheduled date. We hope some of our colleagues will be able to attend!