[OVC-discuss] Unisyn OpenElect Voting System Test Plan

From: Alan Dechert <dechert_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Sat Jul 04 2009 - 13:55:19 CDT

It appears that the Unisyn OpenElec system is winding its way through the
certification process.

I had hear that this would be a proprietary system but the code would be
freely open to public review (as the name "OpenElect" suggests). I can't
confirm that yet. Maybe we can find out. It might also be that they won't
disclose the source until certification is complete.

This could be significant in a couple of ways. We got a trigger planted in
the Sequoia contract with San Francisco. It says that if any open source
system becomes certified and available in CA, Sequoia would have to go open
source. Now, OpenElec would not be truly open source, so Sequoia would
probably try to weasel out, but it's something to note.


There is a link to the test plan, and I have attached a copy.

Unisyn is part of International Lottery & Totalizator Systems (ILTS). See

Although Inkavote is described as an ES&S system, Unisyn makes some of the
components of the Inkavote system currently in use in Los Angeles County

It has received some unflattering reviews.


Alan D.

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