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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announces software tools to secure elections

Updated : May 07, 2019 07:53 AM IST

Dubbed 'ElectionGuard,' it will be available this summer, Microsoft says, with early prototypes ready to pilot for next year's US general elections.
ElectionGuard will let voters confirm that their votes are accurately recorded. Beyond that, the unique coded tracker it produces registers an encrypted version of the vote that keeps the ballot choice itself secret while ensuring votes are accurately counted.
CEO Satya Nadella announced the initiative Monday at a developer's conference in Seattle, saying the software development kit would help 'modernize all of the election infrastructure everywhere in the world.'
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announces software tools to secure elections

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