Friday, October 23, 2009

UC Berkeley Professor David Wagner contracted by the state to investigate voting logs

The state of California is conducting a months-long investigation into audit logs inside the state's electronic voting systems after reports of serious problems with the logs, even to the point where an election official or someone else could delete votes while leaving no electronic trail of such action.

According to Secretary of State Debra Bowen, the investigation is examining what the audit logs actually record and whether they can be easily altered or deleted. Bowen, appearing at an event concerning an open source voting project in development, told Threat Level that the state had contracted with David Wagner, a computer scientist with the University of California at Berkeley to investigate what the logs on the Premier/Diebold e-voting system, as well as every other voting system used in California, do and do not record.

See full article in THREAT LEVEL.