"Why is There a Voting Tech Logjam?" -- that's a good question! A full answer has several aspects, but one of them is the acitivty (or in-activity) at the Federal level, that leads to very limited options in election tech. For a nice pithy explanation of that aspect, check out the current issue of the newsletter of the National Conference of State Legislators, on page 4. One really important theme addressed here is the opportunity for state lawmakers to make their decisions about what standards to use, to enable the state's local election officials make their decisions about what technology to make or adopt -- including purchase, in-house build, and (of course) adoption and adaptation of open-source election technology.

-- EJS