Wednesday, October 27, 2004
making a hash of voting software
In an effort to increase the integrity of next week's presidential election, five voting machine makers agreed for the first time to submit their software programs to the National Software Reference Library [NSRL] for safekeeping, federal officials said on Tuesday.
The stored software will serve as a comparison tool for election officials should they need to determine whether anyone tampered with programs installed on voting equipment.
I maintain my contention that it is almost impossible to know what software is actually running on a voting machine during the election.
Wired News - Oct. 26, 2004
E-Vote Vendors Hand Over Software
NSRL and Voting System Software
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