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Election Integrity Event this Saturday
The CalTech/MIT Voting Technology Project (VTP) is holding a one-day seminar called Election Integrity: Past, Present and Future this Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Stata Center. Admission is free, although participants are asked to pre-register at: http://vote.caltech.edu/drupal/.
The event will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the First National Symposium on Security and Reliability of Computers in the Electoral Process, held in Boston in 1986. The panelists will look back at the issues that first aroused concerns about the use of computers in public elections a quarter of a century ago, then assess the current situation and future directions for enhancing election integrity. The goal is also to continue dialogues among all stakeholders in the election process, including election administrators, technical professionals, academics, citizens, and vendors. There will be a Q&A period following each panel.
MIT CSAIL Professor Ronald Rivest will moderate a wrap-up session.
For more information, please visit: http://shass.mit.edu/news/news-2011-election-integrity-past-present-and-future.