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Feb. 26, 2004

UI Professor To Address International Conference On Computer Voting

Douglas Jones, associate professor of computer science in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will address the Second Inter-American Meeting on Electoral Technology, sponsored by the Organization of American States (OAS) and scheduled to meet Monday, March 1, in Panama.

The meeting will bring together national election administrators from throughout the Americas to discuss the role of computer systems in the conduct of elections. Jones says that Brazil currently leads the world in the use of purely electronic voting machines, and, as in the United States, many other American nations are exploring their use.

Jones, who sits on the Iowa Board of Examiners for Voting Machines and Electronic Voting Systems, is an internationally recognized expert on election technology and is best known for his part in uncovering serious security flaws in some of the most widely used electronic voting systems.

Jones will be available for comment between 1 and 2 p.m. on the afternoons of Thursday, Feb. 26, and Friday, Feb. 27, and can be contacted at 319-335-0740 or at jones@cs.uiowa.edu.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACTS: Gary Galluzzo, 319-384-0009, gary-galluzzo@uiowa.edu.