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EFF, Verified Voting Foundation Host Press Conference on Election Day

PRESS RELEASE
October 28, 2004

Legal, Technical Experts Will Report on Problems With E-voting Systems and Answer Questions

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Verified Voting Foundation (VVF) will host a press tele-conference from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. EST (3:00 p.m. PST) on November 2 to discuss the performance of e-voting machines on Election Day. Participants will include attorneys and technical experts from both organizations who have been taking calls on the Election Protection Center's 1-866-OUR-VOTE hotline about possible problems in e-voting "hotspots" nationwide. Also included in the press conference will be internationally recognized experts in the fields of computer security and e-voting.

If you would like to attend the conference, email EFF's media coordinator, Annalee Newitz, at annalee@eff.org she will send you details on how to dial in.

In the period leading up to Election Day, and on the day itself, experts from the two organizations will also be available to the media to provide real-time, on-the-ground reports that come in through election incident centers and from voter protection activists observing the polls.

Presenting up-to-the-minute analysis and answering your questions will be:

Ren Bucholz, EFF activism coordinator, in Columbus, OH

Cindy Cohn, EFF legal director, in Washington, DC

David Dill, VVF founder and Stanford computer science professor, in Palo Alto, CA

Will Doherty, VVF executive director, in Washington, DC

Ed Felten, Princeton computer science professor and author of renowned blog Freedom to Tinker, in Princeton, NJ

Joe Hall, EFF e-voting researcher and doctoral candidate at UC Berkeley's School of Information Management and Systems (SIMS), in Berkeley, CA

Bruce Schneier, internationally known computer security expert, author of "Beyond Fear," and founder of Counterpane Internet Security, in Mountain View, CA

Dan Wallach, Rice professor of computer science and co-author of the paper revealing security flaws in Diebold's e-voting machines, in Houston, TX

Matt Zimmerman, EFF e-voting attorney, in Miami, FL

Contact:

Annalee Newitz
Media Coordinator/Policy Analyst
Electronic Frontier Foundation
annalee@eff.org

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