California voting officials have certified an open source vote-counting package for use in the upcoming LA elections, in the first of a series of planned improvements to the County's voting system (other plans include improved absentee voting ballots).
It's the first time in US history that vote-tallying will be done with open, public, universally auditable source-code. As an LA County resident, this makes me very happy.
"With security on the minds of elections officials and the public, open-source technology has the potential to further modernize election administration, security, and transparency," Secretary of State Alex Padilla said in a written statement.
L.A. County gets state approval of new vote-counting system using open source software [John Myers/LA Times]
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