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NewsForge: Open Source elections: Can technology solve voting mishaps?

Nov 15, 2000, 18:00 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Bryar)

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"Many observers have suggested that the only means of guaranteeing that votes are fairly tabulated is to develop a system based on an auditable, Open Source software platform."

"This could help the other problem holding up widespread adoption: the cost of new technology. Philadelphia is going to employ new electronic voting systems similar to those now found in nearby suburbs, but it won't be cheap. The city's Capital Programs Office budgeted for a $21 million expenditure in 2001 and that may not be nearly enough. In Los Angeles, a projected bill of better than $98 million kept that county from adopting an electronic voting system using touch-screen computers."

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