||Matt Bishop; Office:
3059 Kemper Hall;
by appointment, or by chance
||W 11:00–11:50 PM in 109 Olson
This course will examine the history and state of electronic voting systems. It will focus
on how the machines are used, what policies and procedures are needed to administer
and run these systems during an election, and how voters interact with the systems. We
will also examine problems that the systems have had, and how those have been dealt with.
By the end of the seminar, I hope you can discuss the role of
electronic voting systems in elections, understand their strengths and weaknesses,
and distinguish opinion and hyperbole from facts.
An interest in elections and computers.
|Class Web Site
||The class web site is on SmartSite. To access it, go to
http://smartsite.ucdavis.edu and log in using your
campus-wide login and password. Then go to FRS 001 in your schedule.
Handouts and other documents will be posted there. I will also
post announcements there, too. If you do not have access to
SmartSite, you can go to the alternate web site at
You can download handouts from that site, but you cannot look
at your grades there.
||Please see the
Spring 2008 Class Schedule and Room Directory
for a general discussion of this. In particular, all work
submitted for credit must be your own.
You may discuss your work with classmates and/or with
the instructor, to get ideas or a critique of your ideas, but
the ideas and words you submit must be your own. Ask
the instructor for clarification beforehand if the above rules
are not clear.