[EM] Electronic Voting Bill of Rights?

David GLAUDE dglaude at gmx.net
Tue Nov 18 00:47:02 PST 2003

Dave Ketchum wrote:
> We are getting in pretty deep here.  I will repeat what I have said a 
> few times:
>      Vendor (whoever has this responsibility) writes program (whatever 
> is standard and in common for all precincts using this program).

Maybe the whole issue with BlackBox Voting is that we privatize 
democracy. We leave it to Vendor to control the process. Democracy is 
for sale.

I strongly believe that some things need to be done inhouse by the 

Once you aquire some vendor hardware, you are stuck with them for the 
software for a very long time. And if you are unlucky enough to have 
choosen Diebold, then you are in trouble now... until another vendor get 

I think the source code should be own by the state (and open source or 
free software to garantee transparency). I think the hardware/API 
specification should be state writen.

But of course this is only if you want e-voting... wich I don't. ;-)


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