On July 18th Governor Mark Dayton announced the following appointments to the Electronic Roster Task Force.
Vaughn Bodelson – Maplewood, MN
Kathy Bonnifield – Minneapolis, MN
Max Hailperin – St. Peter, MN
Vaughn Bodelson and Kathy Bonnifield were appointed to the two positions on the Task Force reserved for election judges, and Max Hailperin was appointed to the one position reserved for someone familiar with electronic roster technology but who does not represent a specific vendor of the technology. These appointments complete the membership of the Task Force which was established by Minnesota’s 2013 omnibus election bill.
Kathy Bonnifield is the former Executive Director of Citizens for Election Integrity Minnesota (CEIMN). Max Hailperin is Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Gustavus Adolphus College. Professor Hailperin has cooperated with CEIMN on the analysis of electronic roster issues since 2011, including testifying on behalf of CEIMN. A summary of his thoughts on electronic rosters is available at http://bit.ly/YuOicA .
The Electronic Roster Task Force was created to research the following issues:
For additional information on work of the Electronic Roster Task Force, see its webpage at: http://www.lcc.leg.mn/ertf/