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Wrinkle_In_Time Donating Member (664 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:21 PM
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CA Sec. of State Forming Panel to Investigate Open Source SW for Elections
California Secretary of State Bruce McPherson is forming a panel to investigate using open source software in elections. He has invited OVC president Alan Dechert to be on the panel, and has asked for Dechert's input on who should be on the panel.

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This all started when OVC {Open Voting Consortium} supporter Richard Dawson drafted a resolution and gave it to his representative in the State Assembly (Jackie Goldberg). Goldberg introduced Assembly Concurrent Resolution 242 (ACR 242). OVC supporters helped to get the resolution passed in the State Legislature over some industry opposition. Alan Dechert testified in favor of it before the Senate Elections Committee on AUG 11, 2004.

As a State Senator at the time, McPherson voted for it -- one of few Republicans that did so.

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With any luck at all, California will show the way to get Open Voting instituted across the U.S.!


Linky goodness to the Open Voting Consortium article. This appears to be a very good thing. Credit to SlahDot for promoting the story.

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catzies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:25 PM
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1. Nice.
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 10:27 PM by catzies
:thumbsup: and all hail /.

on edit: your links as stated didn't quite work but it was an easy fix.
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loudsue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:31 PM
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2. Great news, Wrinkle!
:applause: Thanks for posting this!! Let's keep an eye on where it goes!

:kick:
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AX10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:32 PM
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3. Arnie's going to be mad.
He can't steal his way into a second term now.

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kineneb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 12:53 AM
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4. open source fan here
my buddy Tux the penguin says Hi
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