E-Vote firm opens up its code

VoteHere hopes scrutiny will boost confidence

evotepoll.jpgVoteHere has released the source code for its electronic voting software. Diebold has not.

Bellevue-based VoteHere said the code, along with documentation and examples included in the downloadable software package, would allow outside experts to evaluate how the company’s VHTi technology works to verify election results. The VHTi system uses cryptographic methods to secure ballots and flag vote-tampering efforts.

Go download it yourself here.

MSNBC is also conducting a poll covering trust of electronic voting. I wanted to vote “When Hell Freezes Over” but had to settle for “Never”. Results as of this posting are at right.