Text of New York Times blurb

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Fri Apr 02 2004 - 15:35:10 CST

Here is the text of the blurb that was in the NYT yesterday. Note the
slight error: "...verify their choices on a paper ballot after casting
their votes...."

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The New York Times
Apr 1, 2004

Technology Briefing Software: Voting Software To Be Demonstrated

A group that criticizes the current crop of privately developed
electronic voting machines as hacker prone and mysterious will
demonstrate free software today in San Jose, Calif., that it says will
make elections more secure and accountable. The Open Voting Consortium
produced the software, which runs on most computers of recent vintage
and incorporates a system that allows voters to verify their choices on
a paper ballot after casting their votes -- a feature not found in most
touch-screen voting systems on the market. A simulation of the system
is at www.openvotingconsortium.org. "It's the open alternative to the
'black box'" systems currently in use, said Alan Dechert, president of
the group of volunteer computer engineers and scientists from around the
world who contributed to the effort.

John Schwartz (NYT)
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