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New Scientist: Electronic Voting Source Code Released

Apr 08, 2004, 22:00 (7 Talkback[s])

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"A US company that makes electronic voting machines has taken the unprecedented decision to make public all its proprietary computer code for its devices. It hopes this will assuage the fears of voters and computer experts that the technology cannot be trusted to carry out free and fair elections.

"VoteHere, based in Washington State, has placed the software used to control its e-voting machines on its website for free downloading. A 'voting machine simulation' is also included that lets programmers see precisely how the code would work in practice..."

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