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View Diary: Wednesday's SOS Debate & my Voter Bill of Rights (144 comments)

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  •  Bowen supports Jackie Goldberg's AB 2097 (4+ / 0-)

    that would "prohibit the Secretary of State from approving a voting system for use in an election until its operation and specifications are publicly disclosed. The bill would also apply these disclosure requirements to voting systems certified prior to June 30, 2007."

    it would also require the Secretary of State "to establish a public review process that allows any member of the public to review voting system software based on the information required to be disclosed pursuant to these provisions."

    As chair of the Elections Committee, she held hearings on the bill this summer.

    The sticking point, apparently, was fears vendors wouldn't comply, but in the latest news:

    earlier this month in, a rep from ES&S, the biggest evoting vendor in the country, told the SF Elections Commission they would comply with such a "technology disclosure requirement" should that become law in CA. This is the 3rd major evoting vendor (none of them Diebold) to say they'd comply.

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