[EM] DRE voting equipment - Linux - Open source

Dave Ketchum davek at clarityconnect.com
Wed Nov 19 21:28:20 PST 2003

So I have source for a DRE voting system, on MY disk - as could you, for 
it is in Linux and distribution obeys Linux rules.

This system is in use in Canberra (Australian Capital Territory), so it 
would be useful for someone from Australia to offer comments:
      URL for Wired article is below.
      From there you can get to considerable Electoral Commission and 
vendor documentation.
      Looking at the user guide, seems somewhat limited - doesn't bother 
me because, starting with a working system, enhancements are possible.
      Does not include printed audit trail.  Does not bother me because:
           Open source means deviations from proper coding (accidental or 
on purpose) are findable, and vendor DOS NOT WANT to get caught with such.
           Audit trail printing should be addable - ACT looked at price 
and decided it was not worth the expense.

-------- Original Message --------
From: "Bo Lipari" <bo_lipari_2 at hotmail.com>
Subject: Aussies Do It Right: E-Voting
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003 12:31:54 -0500

Here's an article on Wired about Australia's approach to EVoting. Very
interesting, and a model for what we should be doing regarding open source
DRE software.

The article has a quote which I love, regarding the additional costs of VVPT
that the vendors always claim is an obstacle:

"Did anyone ever say that democracy was meant to be cheap?"

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