GeekSpeak for 2004-10-29

Electronic Voting

Voting machines are being used in the presidential election on Tuesday, Nov. 2 all over the US, but is this new technology stable, and even more important, trustworthy? Steven M. Cherry, Senior Associate Editor for IEEE Spectrum Magazine, joins the geeks for an in-depth discussion about the technologies behind electronic voting.


Voting machines are being used in the presidential election on Tuesday, Nov. 2 all over the US, but is this new technology stable, and even more important, trustworthy? Steven M. Cherry, Senior Associate Editor for IEEE Spectrum Magazine, joins the geeks for an in-depth discussion about the technologies behind electronic voting.

As Senior Associate Editor for IEEE Spectrum Magazine, Steven covers the Internet and intellectual property and related issues in telecommunications, networking, computing and public policy. He also oversees editorial content for Spectrum Online.
Before joining the IEEE staff, Steven served as executive editor at the Association for Computing Machinery where he founded netWorker magazine. He has written many articles for magazines including Internet Week, Computer Shopper and Internet World and he holds a B.A. in philosophy and mathematics from the State University of New York at Geneseo.
You can read his comprehensive article on electronic voting entitled The Perils of Polling in October’s issue of IEEE Spectrum magazine, Steven wrote a comprehensive article on electronic voting.