Conference Discussion Topic: State of Things in North Carolina
Lynn Bernstein started to question the infallibility of our elections in 2016 and since then has been pushing for secure hand-marked paper ballots and greater transparency. Seeing the glaring problems with our critical election systems, she decided not to return to the engineering field and instead works full-time as an election security advocate. She earned a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and had a career integrating and testing satellites. Now she is driven to research and understand the technical details and procedures involved in the entire voting process, from certification of systems to post election tabulation audits. Her belief is that voter confidence and voter turnout will improve with greater transparency and a simple voting method that people can understand. Voting is a sacred right and it is crucial that everyone has the opportunity to cast a vote that is verifiable, counted accurately and audited for assurance.