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MICROSOFT OFFERS SOFTWARE TOOLS TO SECURE ELECTIONS

Microsoft has announced an ambitious effort it says will make voting secure, verifiable and subject to reliable audits. Two of the three top U.S elections vendors have expressed interest in potentially incorporating the open-source software into their proprietary voting systems. The software kit is being developed with Galois, an Oregon-based company separately creating a secure voting system prototype under contract with the Pentagon’s advanced research agency, DARPA.

Dubbed “ElectionGuard,” the Microsoft kit will be available this summer, the company says,

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