Auburn University political science professors Kathleen Hale and Mitchell Brown will host a new webinar series focused on issues surrounding election processes, beginning Tuesday, April 6.
Titled “ELECTION TENSION: The Voting Process and Credible Outcomes—A series of four webinars,” the series partnership with international election technology company Smartmati begins with “Engendering Trust in Election Outcomes” at 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Hale, a faculty fellow of the McCrary Institute of Cyber and Infrastructure Security, and Brown are both professors in the political science department and serve as co-directors of Auburn’s Election Administration Initiative.
The panel will address questions such as “How can election officials engender trust in future election outcomes?” and “How can we build a protective shield around election processes so that the necessary checks and balances, auditing and appeals procedures are indisputable?”
The moderated discussion by Hale and Brown will include three panelists: Joseph Uscinski, University of Miami professor and conspiracy theories expert; Lance Gough, former executive director of the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners and leader of change in election administration; and Antonio Mugica, Smartmatic’s CEO.
Mugica will provide a clearer look into the use of technology to ensure security and transparency in election processes.
Upcoming quarterly webinars include “Innovation in The Election Industry: What’s Next?,” “Improving Election Accessibility While Maintaining Security” and “How Can Technology Improve Voter Trust During and After Voting?”
Those interested in watching can register here.