Hailperin Receives NASS Medallion Award

Posted on November 17th, 2014 by

Secretary of State Mark Ritchie and Gustavus Professor Max Hailperin.

Secretary of State Mark Ritchie and Gustavus Professor Max Hailperin.

Gustavus Adolphus College Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Max Hailperin received the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) Medallion Award on Friday, Nov. 21 from Minnesota’s Secretary of State Mark Ritchie.

Ritchie presented Hailperin with the Medallion and also give a talk regarding voter turnout in Minnesota titled “Keeping Minnesota #1.”

The NASS Medallion Award allows individual Secretaries of State to recognize outstanding service and dedication to furthering the mission of NASS within the states. It was created to honor individuals, groups, or organizations with an established record of promoting the goals of NASS in several areas including elections, civic education, service to state government, and a commitment to giving.

Hailperin was recognized for being an invaluable resource for the Minnesota Secretary of State Office in matters related to technology and elections. Hailperin provided legislative testimony regarding electronic rosters (also known as electronic pollbooks) in 2011 and 2014, and regarding online voter registration in 2014. He served by appointment of Governor Dayton on the Electronic Roster Task Force in 2013 and 2014, and in 2014 performed a security assessment of the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) for the Secretary of State.


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  1. Stacie Miller says:

    Congratulations Max!

  2. Catherine Dorr, CEIMN member says:

    An example of a “math geek” who had an impact in Legislative & public policy debates. Great job Professor !! Congrats Max & thanks for your service.