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Sept. 17, 2004

UI's Doug Jones To Speak On Voting Technology Sept. 23

Douglas Jones, associate professor of computer science in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will speak on "The Debate over Voting Technology" from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23 in Room 40, Schaeffer Hall. The talk is free and open to the public.

The talk will focus on putting the 2000 Election in its historical perspective and distinguishing between the short-term issues involved in surviving the upcoming general election and the long-term issues of where election technology ought to move.

Jones, who has served for 10 years on the Iowa Board of Examiners for Voting Machines and Electronic Voting Systems, is an internationally recognized expert on election technology and is best known for his part in uncovering serious security flaws in some of the most widely used electronic voting systems. His numerous appearances include testifying before the U.S. Civil Rights Commission's hearings on Florida and the 2000 Election, the U.S. House Science Committee on the Help America Vote Act, and the Federal Election Commission on the 2002 draft voting system standards.

In March, he addressed the Second Inter-American Meeting on Electoral Technology sponsored by the Organization of American States (OAS) in Panama.

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