Tuesday, July 24th, 2007 at 1:00pm

Voting machine competition yields open-source winner

Posted by Jordan Erickson

http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2007/07/us-team-wins-vo.html –

An evolution in voting machines came about today as a competition for open-source based voting machines yielded a winner – A team composed of researchers from two U.S. universities and a Canadian university.

The winning team was composed of Aleks Essex and Jeremy Clark from the University of Ottawa, Stefan Popoveniuc from George Washington University, and Richard T. Carback III from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

The winning Punchscan system is based on a concept developed by cryptographer David Chaum that allows voters to take a receipt of their vote home with them to later verify online that their vote was part of the tabulated results.

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