Dec 22, 2008, 05:33AM

Open Source Electioneering

The political process get a little more streamlined. Seriously.

This is perfectly in line with Google and Obama's efforts to streamline government and the political process:

We have looked closely in the past at the importance of post-election audits and the essential role that they play in guaranteeing election integrity. Many state and local governments have been slow to institute adequate audit procedures, but that could soon change. Colorado's Boulder County has taken a big step forward with a comprehensive auditing strategy that leverages open source software to boost election integrity.

Boulder County adopted ElectionAudits, an open source software program that implements a "risk-limiting" audit system modeled after the concepts described in Principles and Best Practices for Post Election Audits—a guide that is endorsed by the Brennan Center for Justice, Verified Voting, and a number of various state-based election integrity advocacy groups.



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