Risk and Opportunity

Special Event

Date: Thursday, November 1, 2012
Time: 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM (Eastern)
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The Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton is pleased to host “E-Voting: Risk and Opportunity,” a live streamed symposium on the state and future of voting technology. At 1:30pm (Eastern) on November 1, 2012, electronic voting experts from across the United States will discuss what to expect on Election Day, how we might build a secure, convenient, high-tech voting system of the future, and what policymakers should be doing. The current U.S. e-voting system is a patchwork of locally implemented technologies and procedures — with varying degrees of reliability, usability, and security. Different groups have advocated for improved systems, better standards, and new approaches like internet-based voting. Panelists will discuss these issues and more, with a keynote by Professor Ron Rivest, one of the pioneers of modern cryptography.

1:30 pm Eastern – Keynote: Ron Rivest, MIT

2:00-3:30pm Eastern: The Current State of E-Voting – A Transitional Patchwork
Steve Schultze (moderator)

  • Joseph Lorenzo Hall, Center for Democracy and Technology
  • Jeremy Epstein, SRI International
  • Walter Mebane, University of Michigan – Political Science and Statistics
  • Susan Dzieduszycka-Suinat, Overseas Voting Foundation
  • J. Alex Halderman, University of Michigan – Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

3:30-5:00pm Eastern: The Future of E-Voting – Remote, Internet-Based, and Secure?
Ed Felten (moderator)

  • Dan Wallach, Rice University – Computer Science
  • David Wagner, University of California, Berkeley – Computer Science
  • Philip B. Stark, University of California, Berkeley – Statistics
  • Philip Kortum, Rice University – Psychology