Reflections on the VTP's Contributions to Science, Policymaking and EducationWorking Paper No.: 100
Date Published: 2010-09-01
R. Michael Alvarez, California Institute of Technology
Charles Stewart III, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ron Rivest, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
In the immediate wake of the 2000 presidential election, the Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project was initiated. The initial and primary concern of the VTP at that moment was to understand the problems that arose in the 2000 American presidential election, in particular with regards to voting technologies, and to develop scientifically-based proposals for reforms and perhaps even to propose new voting technologies. In the past decade, the VTP has moved from that original focus to become an internationally-renown group of researchers who now focus on a broad array of election administration issues.