Why We Need Open Source Electronic Voting Systems

Empowering Citizens
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One of the key benefits of open source is that it’s possible to understand how a system works. Nowhere is this transparency more essential than in elections. Unless we can be sure that there are no hidden backdoors, no ability to influence the results, we can’t rely on electronic voting systems, despite all the benefits they provide in speeding elections and reducing their cost. Gregory Miller, co-director of the Open Source Digital Voting Systems initiative, will give us an overview of the current state of electronic voting systems and the role that open source can play in making them more trustworthy.

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Gregory Miller

Open Source Digital Voting Foundation

Greg is a Co-Executive Director of the OSDV Foundation. He brings 24+ years experience in the tech sector, divided between software development and technology business development. He is also a (non practicing) IP lawyer involved in Internet & technology public policy. His technical experience is in user interface, distributed computing, and digital security. He has significant product management/marketing experience in large firms and start-ups. He’s spent the past 7 years in VC sector advising start-up ventures. Greg’s interests in voting technology and digital democracy have become his pursuits.

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