Nowhere in the United States is there an open source voting system. While Los Angeles and Travis County, Texas, are working on open source voting systems, San Francisco could emerge as a leader.
But only if there is the political will and the funding.
Open source voting systems offer increased transparency by using nonproprietary software open to the public to review the source code, which counts the ballots and issues election results. Supporters say open source voting is needed to safeguard against election tampering. Continue…