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Open Source Voting

The Open Voting Consortium (OVC) will be demonstrating its open source voting system, which includes a voter verifiable paper trail, at this year's OSCON in Portland
Open Voting at OSCON


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Posted by CmdrTaco on Thursday April 22, @05:33PM
from the jamie-and-i-are-speaking-too dept.
fmclain writes "The Open Voting Consortium (OVC) which has already been mentioned here will be demonstrating its open source voting system, which includes a voter verifiable paper trail, at this year's OSCON in Portland. The Mercury News (free reg.) describes this as the touch-screen holy grail. Given Diebold's troubles in California this can't come too soon. The OVC has already demonstrated a working system in Sacramento."

 http://www.openvotingconsortium.org/

 http://www.baltimoresun.com/technology/custom/pluggedin/bal-pl.himowitz01apr01,0,4595991.column?coll=bal-pe-pluggedin

 http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/opinion/8383100.htm?1c

 http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=18700340

 http://fredmclain.com/blog/

Posted by: and at Apr 22, 2004 15:43

 http://slashdot.org/articles/04/04/22/1913223.shtml?tid=103&tid=99
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Posted by: slashdot at Apr 22, 2004 16:05

hack our way to freedom (Score:5, Informative)
by Doc Ruby (173196) on Thursday April 22, @05:55PM (#8944212)
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It's too late (200 days left) to manufacture new voting machines for the 2004 election. We're probably stuck with the touchscreens peddled by Diebold, SIAC, Sequoia and ES&S, all of which have had severe field problems (some of which seem deliberate). But we've got enough time to install OSS voteware on these machines. And to test them as deterministic, reliable and accountable by paper trail.

Now you can help, in standard "Open Source Community" fashion. Email stories about this OSS voteware, and the serious problems with the proprietary voteware it replaces, to your local newspaper, TV station, and elected representatives. Keep your tone serious, professional, and no-nonsense about your intolerance of votefixing in the status quo. You have about 75 days left in which to be heard - after that, there's no time to do anything but whine. And soon after that, even whining will be out of the picture.
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Diebold *BLOCKED* in California (Score:4, Informative)
by KefabiMe (730997) on Thursday April 22, @06:31PM (#8944485)
(Last Journal: Tuesday December 09, @01:44PM)

Article Here [washingtonpost.com]

 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A3 4424-2004Apr22.html

Pretty much, California's Voting Systems and Procedures Panel decided by a UNANIMOUS vote of 8 - 0 to block counties from using Diebold machines for the November elections.
Forwarded. 22.Apr.2004 20:11

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