"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."