An election integrity activist since 2001, Marta Steele is by trade an academic indexer, editor, and former adjunct professor of English, Latin, and ancient Greek. She works as a freelancer and proud Senior Editor for Oped News and maintains her own websites, when she has the time, at and She has, in addition, done activist work for peace and interfaith understanding and cooperation. She authored Grassroots, Geeks Pros, and Pols: The Election Integrity Movement’s Rise and Nonstop Battle to Win Back the People’s Vote, 2000-2008 and is at work on a sequel spanning 2008-2012, Ballots or Bills? The Future of Democracy.