Barbara Simons

Barbara Simons has been on the Board of Advisors of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission since 2008. She published Broken Ballots: Will Your Vote Count?, a book on voting machines co-authored with Douglas Jones. She also co-authored the report that led to the cancellation of Department of Defense’s Internet voting project (SERVE) in 2004 because of security concerns. In 2015 she co-authored the report of the U.S. Vote Foundation entitled The Future of Voting: End-to-End Verifiable Internet Voting, which included in its conclusions that “every publicly audited, commercial Internet voting system to date is fundamentally insecure.” Simons is a former President of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the oldest and largest international educational and scientific society for computing professionals. She is Board Chair of Verified Voting and is retired from IBM Research.