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Stevepol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-28-08 08:14 PM
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Bowen pushes for open source software.
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From Gideon & Voters Unite

Counting Every Vote
California's Sec. of State Says Open-Source Software Is Needed to Safeguard Electronic Voting Systems
By ERICA NAONE
Sept. 28, 2008

California's secretary of state, Debra Bowen, believes that open-source software should be used in elections involving electronic voting machines, to protect against error and fraud.

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When asked about future elections, Bowen said the one technology she'd like to see integrated into voting systems tomorrow is open-source software for creating ballots and tabulating votes. Both tasks are horrendously complicated, she added, and so need to be very carefully monitored. For example, Los Angeles County alone may use 330 different ballots for a single election, because dozens of local races may be going on in different neighborhoods. And one common problem there with early deployments of touch-screen voting machines was that voters were presented with ballots that didn't show all the races that applied to them.

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http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=5893946&page=...
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