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Press Release 08-098

Tapping Computer Science for a More ACCURATE Vote

Academic computer science community uses its expertise and insights to help state and local officials run more secure and accurate elections

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Illustration of a red, white and blue voting ensignia.

In recent years, state and local elections officials across the country have upgraded their voting technologies. With these new tools come new challenges, and the ACCURATE project is helping these officials tap into the knowledge and perspective of the academic computing research community.

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Photo of a pile of red and blue VOTE signs.

Counting ballots is not the only challenge local elections officials face. Voting systems are vulnerable to attacks from many different sources. ACCURATE's AttackDog project helps the people who run elections analyze their entire voting systems in the same way computer security experts defend their networks against hackers.

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