Caltech Watson Lecture – Can America Have a Safe and Secure Presidential Election?

Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 5:00pm

Conducting free and fair elections has long been a hallmark of American democracy. But in the midst of a global pandemic, how can we ensure a safe and secure presidential election in 2020?

R. Michael Alvarez, co-director of the Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, and his research team use data science methods and tools to help improve the security of important election infrastructure and provide transparent and rapid monitoring and auditing of the integrity of elections. In the states and counties that use such methods, voters can be more confident in the integrity of reported election results.

In this lecture, Alvarez shares how scientific detection of election problems helps election officials improve their procedures and technologies, giving voters the information they will need to bolster their confidence in the integrity of this and future elections.

Event Info

This Zoom webinar is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 5 p.m. Pacific Time            

About the sponsor:
For more than 50 years, Caltech Public Programming has welcomed world-class artists, renowned scientists, and esteemed speakers to campus, striving to make the arts and sciences accessible, entertaining, and inspiring through a variety of lectures, events, and performances. Part of the department's Signature Lecture Series, the Watson Lectures have offered a deep-dive into the groundbreaking research and scientific breakthroughs at Caltech and JPL since 1922.