Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson recently announced a new Election Security Commission to be co-chaired by U-M professor of computer science and engineering J. Alex Halderman. His work in voting security and in particular electronic voting machines has positioned him as a preeminent expert in the field.
Halderman has made multiple contributions to election security advocacy at the federal level to address vulnerabilities in the U.S. voting system and for securing the electoral system against the threat of hacking. He regularly discusses his work in major media outlets, describing the dangers of mobile, internet, blockchain, and purely electronic voting systems. The new commission in Michigan will give Halderman the opportunity to directly guide security measures taken in the state.