Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Senate Elections Committee hearing on voting equipment testing tomorrow

Tomorrow the California Senate Elections Committee, chaired by State Senator Debra Bowen, will hold a public informational hearing in Menlo Park to explore the state and federal processes of testing and certifying voting equipment. Several members of the National Science Foundation-funded ACCURATE project will be speaking at the hearing, including computer scientists Avi Rubin, Dan Wallach, David Dill and Peter Neumann. Representatives of county election offices are also scheduled to testify.

Sen. Bowen's hearing dovetails with the ACCURATE workshop taking place the following day in Palo Alto. I'll be attending both events and am chairing a panel discussion at the ACCURATE workshop that will explore what are the most critical research problems for elections.

Thursday's Senate Elections Committee begins at 1 p.m. and will be held at the Menlo Park City Council chambers. See Senator Bowen's news release for more details about the hearing.

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