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Silicon.com: E-voting to Go Open Source?

Jun 10, 2004, 11:30 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Declan McCullagh)

"Electronic voting machine vendors should make their source code available for scrutiny by state elections officials, the head of a federal voting commission said.

"DeForest Soaries, chairman of the Election Assistance Commission (EAC), said disclosing the source code--the line-by-line instructions that comprise an electronic voting machine's software--would help to restore public trust in the elections process. Vendors should not 'have the right to keep this source code a secret,' Soaries told a dinner gathering of Maryland election officials..."

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