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March 30, 2007

UMBC Public Policy Professor Don Norris Invited to Testify at Congressional Hearing

Norris called as expert witness on voting security

Kavan Peterson

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BALTIMORE -- Dr. Donald Norris, professor of public policy and director of the Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (MIPAR) at UMBC, testified March 23 in a hearing for the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Elections on the Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2007.

The bill, H.R. 811, would require all states to bring back paper ballots as the official record in elections. Click here to read a transcript of Norris' testimony.

MIPAR serves as UMBC’s premier center for applied scholarly research on significant issues of public policy and links the analytical resources of the University with public policy makers in the state and region.

Norris has been the director of MIPAR since 1989. He also directs the National Center for the Study of Elections (NCSE) within MIPAR, which focuses on issues involving election administration, election technologies and related matters. He holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. in Government from the University of Virginia. He is a specialist in public management, urban affairs and the application, management and impacts of information technology in public organizations.

Posted by kavan at March 30, 2007 3:11 PM