Q and A | Merle King on Election Technology


2014 Legislative Summit | Aug. 20, 2014


Merle King is the executive director for the Center for Election Systems at Kennesaw State University in Georgia and a national expert on election administration. The Center for Election Systems provides voting systems technical support to the Georgia Office of the Secretary of State and to the 159 county election supervisors in the Georgia. The core functions of the center include outreach, testing, education, training, consultation, technical support and ballot building. King is a frequent panelist and moderator for national discussions on the testing and certification of voting systems, and the future of election technology. 

In this interview King discusses standards and testing of voting systems, innovations in the field, and what legislators should know about election technology. 

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