Here's How we'll update outdated systems, and challenge the status quo:
By applying open source principles to achieve more verifiable, accurate, secure, and transparent election administration software.
FACT: There is no commercially viable way to do this.
By placing stakeholders at the center of the effort—rather than source code—to drive the blueprints of what we build.
FACT: We have over 200 contributors from 26 states. None of them have ever written a line of source code.
By driving change through open common data standards and new certification models.
FACT: We’re already helping co-author both; participating in standards bodies and collaborating with the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
By facilitating deployment through collaborations with system integrators and cloud-service providers (for administrative tools).
FACT: We’re a non-profit election technology research institute, without the expertise or business model to deliver production-ready systems. But our work is available to commercial providers to do so. We’re already chatting with several.