Webinar series examines various issues underpinning election processes

Published: March 31, 2021

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Challenging election outcomes is not new and is part of the process. However, the intensity of the skepticism ascribed to the presidential election coupled with extensive disinformation sowed an unprecedented level of doubt in the populace. How can election officials engender trust in future election outcomes? How can we build a protective shield around election processes so that the necessary checks and balances, auditing and appeals procedures are indisputable? Auburn University and Smartmatic have teamed up on a series of webinars examining various issues underpinning election processes.

ELECTION TENSION: The Voting Process and Credible Outcomes-A series of four webinars

Join in for the first in the series

“Engendering Trust in Election Outcomes”

Tuesday April 6, 2021

1 p.m. CST / 2 p.m. EST

Register here.

Join political science professors Kathleen Hale and Mitchell Brown of Auburn University for a moderated discussion with:

• Joseph Uscinski, University of Miami professor, expert in conspiracy theories

• Lance Gough, former executive director of the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners and leader of transformative change in election administration.

• Antonio Mugica, Smartmatic CEO. Based on Smartmatic’s experience providing election technology and services in 25 countries around the world, Mugica will provide insight into the use of technology to ensure security and transparency in election processes.

The next three quarterly webinars will be:

Innovation in The Election Industry: What’s Next?

Improving Election Accessibility While Maintaining Security.

How Can Technology Improve Voter Trust During and After Voting?

Register here.