Scantegrity election verification system
Scantegrity has a new web site for the international research and open-source software project that includes contributors from the UMBC, George Washington University, the University of Ottawa, the University of Waterloo, and MIT. The UMBC lead for the project is Alan Sherman. The project has developed Scantegrity II an election verification technology for optical scan voting systems. It uses privacy preserving confirmation numbers to allow each voter to verify her vote is counted. The confirmation numbers also allow anyone to verify that all the votes were counted correctly. Election officials can use Scantegrity as a standalone system or as an add-on to provide a low-footprint audit companion solution for any current optical scan voting system. All extra functionality is optional for voters, staying out of the way of what voters need to do—vote. A trial run of Scantegrity II is planned next week for a municipal election in Takoma Park MD.