Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sequoia Voting Systems Source Code Released

What was revealed was thousands of lines of MS-SQL source code that appears to control or at least influence the logical flow of the election, in violation of a bunch of clauses in the FEC voting system rulebook banning interpreted code, machine modified code and mandating hash checks of voting system code.

My jaw hit the floor when I saw this. I'm very passionate about open source voting systems so I hope this is yet one more nail in the coffin for the company formerly known as Diebold. Elections cannot continue to work this way.

Note that you can download or study the code yourself and that this, according to the Election Defense Alliance, is "the first time the innards of a US voting system can be downloaded and discussed publicly with no NDAs or court-ordered secrecy."

Let's hope this turns into a big development in the move for reliable, open source voting machines nationwide.

1 comment:

Joseph Lorenzo Hall said...

s/the company formerly known as Diebold/Sequoia/