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Compliance Review – Interim Report – A Review of Compliance with Election Day Registration and Voting Process Rules

Annex J – Biography of Reviewer

Harry Neufeld Biography

Harry Neufeld is a Canadian election administration professional with more than 30 years of management experience across the entire spectrum of legislation, policy, process, technology and logistics issues that are associated with the delivery of electoral democracy.

He currently works as an independent electoral management consultant and is based in Calgary, Alberta.

In June 2010, Harry completed an eight-year statutory term as the Chief Electoral Officer for the province of British Columbia.

He had previously held senior management positions with BC Systems Corporation, EDS Canada, Elections BC, Elections Canada, and the United Nations.

In addition to working directly for electoral organizations, an international organization, a crown corporation, and the private sector, Harry has eight years of experience working as an electoral consultant and has advised international agencies and electoral commissions around the globe.

His consulting work has involved assignments in Australia, Botswana, Britain, Guinea, Guyana, India, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Libya, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Uganda, and Zimbabwe as well as various electoral jurisdictions in the United States and Canada.

Harry began his career in elections focused on computerizing the management of electoral information. In 1982, his first major assignment was to assist a technical team and help Elections BC computerize their provincial voters list and successfully introduce information technology into the management of elections.

In the early 1990s, Harry became Elections Canada's first Director of Information Technology, responsible for the computerization of lists of electors, mapping services and general office automation.