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newearleydsMark Earley

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email via marke@electionverification.org

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Mark Earley is the Supervisor of Elections for Leon County, Florida.

In his 30+ years of service in elections, he has installed and managed deployments of paper based voting systems across the nation and been a primary partner with vendors in the design, testing, certification, and implementation of solutions for the elections field including tabulation systems, post-election audits, and election management and inventory control systems.

Mark’s experience and success in managing elections in a challenging political environment in both the public and private sectors gives him a unique perspective in the development of election policy and procedures.

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dougjonesdsDr. Douglas W. Jones

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Douglas W. Jones is on the computer science faculty at the University of Iowa, where he has been since 1980. He co-authored “Broken Ballots: Will Your Vote Count?” with Barbara Simons, His involvement with electronic voting began in 1994, when he volunteered to serve on the Iowa Board of Examiners for Voting Machines and Electronic Voting Systems. He chaired the board from 1999 to 2003, and has testified before the US Commission on Civil Rights, the House Committee on Science and the Federal Election Commission. He was a co-principal investigator in the NSF funded multi-institution research center, ACCURATE (A Center for Correct, Usable, Reliable, Auditable, and Transparent Elections), from 2005-2011. Outside the US, he worked as an election observer in Kazakhstan and the Netherlands. Jones was also the technical advisor for the Emmy nominated HBO documentary “Hacking Democracy” released in 2006.

Jones received a B.S. in physics from Carnegie Mellon University in 1973, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1976 and 1980 respectively.

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Voting technology, how we came to vote using technology, voting system acquisition and evaluation.

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Prefer initial contact by e-mail, Willing to be interviewed on the record for national and regional media (print or broadcast), available for television and radio interviews; available as an expert witness.


newkellnerdsDouglas A. Kellner

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email via doug@electionverification.org

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Douglas A. Kellner has served as Co-Chair of the New York State Board of Elections since 2005. Before assuming his responsibilities at the State Board of Elections, he served as commissioner of the New York City Board of Elections. He is an experienced election lawyer having served as the Co-Chair of the Law Committee of the New York Democratic Committee from 1982 to 1993. He has also served as the Chairman of the Election Law Committee of the New York County. Lawyers Association.  When he was first appointed to the New York City Board, Commissioner Kellner was the very first election official to call for a voter verifiable paper audit trail for electronic voting machines, a principle now enshrined not only in New York law, but in the election codes of a majority of the states throughout the nation. While leading the opposition to unverifiable electronic machines, Commissioner Kellner was instrumental in promoting new technology for scanning absentee and provisional ballots. He drafted model procedures to open the process of canvassing ballots to public scrutiny and convinced his fellow commissioners to adopt rules that provided meaningful due process in ballot challenges. He has been an outspoken advocate for improving the voting process in New York while insisting on transparency, verifiability and uniformity in voting.

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newnordendsLawrence Norden

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email via larry@electionverification.org

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Lawrence Norden is Deputy Director of the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program. He works on a variety of issues, from money in politics to voting to government dysfunction.  During his time at the Brennan Center, he has authored several nationally recognized reports and articles related to law and democracy, including Five to Four (2016), Voting Machines at Risk (2015) and Better Design, Better Elections (July 2012).  His work has been featured in media outlets across the country, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, and National Public Radio. He has testified before Congress and several state legislatures on numerous occasions.

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