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Voting in a Pandemic: Navigating the 2020 Election will be held ONLINE using Zoom.

The meeting starts at 11:30 AM EST and typically ends at 1:45 pm. The meeting is meant to discuss absentee voting in the United States.

Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting.

Please register in advance for this meeting using VTOOLS. You can change/cancel the registration if your plans change.

For more information, please contact Michael Miller millerm@ieee.org

Zoom meeting information:
North Jersey Section Life Member Group is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Voting in a Pandemic: Navigating the 2020 Election


Time: September 15, 2020 11:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 535 997 7423  Password: 289697

 
 

 



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*** Join Zoom Meeting ***
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5359977423

Meeting ID: 535 997 7423  Password: 289697

  • Interenet Online, New Jersey
  • United States 00000
  • Building: Zoom
  • Mihael A. Miller, Chair Life Member Group, millerm@ieee.org

  • Starts 08 August 2020 02:41 PM
  • Ends 15 September 2020 02:00 PM
  • All times are US/Eastern
  • No Admission Charge
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  Speakers

Rebecca Mercuri
Rebecca Mercuri

Topic:

Voting in a Pandemic: Navigating the 2020 Election

The year 2020 has loomed as a critical one for elections in the USA. States received $380M in federal funding to make election security improvements, including the replacement of vulnerable voting equipment that provided no way to confirm that ballots were accurately recorded or counted. Now, with COVID-19 in the mix, many municipalities are expanding access to absentee voting for the November general election. Yet, these paper ballots are still vulnerable to age-old forms of fraud and tampering, and they do not include end-to-end tracking, or the simple and inexpensive security features that are applied to cheques, lottery tickets, dollar bills and prescription scripts. In this talk, Dr. Mercuri will describe some of the problematic issues that should be anticipated this Fall, along with suggestions for the implementation of risk mitigations, while there is still time to put these into place.

 

Biography:

Rebecca Mercuri received M.S.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees from the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania, and is a Harvard / Radcliffe Institute Fellow. A senior member of the IEEE and past Princeton / Central Jersey Section Chair, she is also the founding President of Notable Software, Inc. where, since 1998, she performs forensic investigations and provides expert testimony for criminal defense and civil legal matters. Cases have involved contraband, cybersecurity, elections, financial fraud, intellectual property and telecommunications.  Her website www.notablesoftware.com/evote.html> is considered a primary reference for information related to electronic voting and vote counting. An early and tireless advocate for the necessity of transparently tabulated Voter Verified Paper Ballots, Rebecca has spoken before the House Science Committee, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, the Election Assistance Commission, the National Institute of Standards and Technologies, the U.K. Cabinet, and numerous state legislatures. Her writings and advocacy have directly influenced the wording of state, federal, and international election legislation, as well as standards and best practices.   

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The year 2020 has loomed as a critical one for elections in the USA. States received $380M in federal funding to make election security improvements, including the replacement of vulnerable voting equipment that provided no way to confirm that ballots were accurately recorded or counted. Now, with COVID-19 in the mix, many municipalities are expanding access to absentee voting for the November general election. Yet, these paper ballots are still vulnerable to age-old forms of fraud and tampering, and they do not include end-to-end tracking, or the simple and inexpensive security features that are applied to cheques, lottery tickets, dollar bills and prescription scripts. In this talk, Dr. Mercuri will describe some of the problematic issues that should be anticipated this Fall, along with suggestions for the implementation of risk mitigations, while there is still time to put these into place.