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With the integrity of the 2020 U.S. elections top of mind in 2020, software giant Microsoft is deploying technology that aims to keep Americans' votes secure.
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Microsoft tested its ElectionGuard technology during a local vote in Wisconsin on Tuesday, the company said in a post on its website. The votes were cast by paper ballots, and Microsoft's technology provided an encrypted digital tally of the vote that enabled voters to confirm their ballots were counted and not altered.
Here's how the process worked:
Voters in the election for the Wisconsin Supreme Court selected a candidate on a touchscreen and verified their choice. Individuals then printed and reviewed a paper ballot and received a tracking code. The voter placed their ballot into a ballot box. At the same time, Microsoft tallied the votes electronically and compared it to the paper count.
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