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Free Software for Tallying Votes in Los Angeles County

2018-08-23⊺16:31:21-05:00

In the November 2018 election, Los Angeles County will implement at least two of the three most important voting-system reforms, namely paper ballots and free software. (I don't know whether they will manage to implement the third reform, which is auditing of randomly sampled precinct results.)

“L.A. County Gets State Approval of New Vote-Counting System Using Open Source Software”
John Myers, Los Angeles Times, August 22, 2018
http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-may-2018-los-angeles-gets-the-state-s-approval-1534946283-htmlstory.html

It is the first election system of its kind, using publicly available source code that has been certified for use in California.

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created June 1, 2014 · last revised December 10, 2018