Dr. David Levine will talk about the vulnerabilities that enhanced technologies create for the election process at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at St. Bonaventure University.
A longtime professor of computer science at SBU, Levine’s free public talk is titled “Counting Votes in a Technological Age.” The talk will be held in room 2 of the Reilly Center, located on the basement level.
Levine has studied voting security in democracies.
“What makes an election fair? Most people would say that you need to know that each voter’s ballot has been counted accurately and that the totals are mathematically correct. But there is actually more to it than that,” Levine said. “With the advent of technology, there are both more vulnerabilities and more protections in the system than what simple analysis might imply.”
Levine will discuss issues ranging from ballot design and voter suppression to international interference. Examples from each of the last three elections will be discussed, as well as some issues that might arise in this year’s election.
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