Microsoft is introducing tools and services for political parties and democratic governments with ElectionGuard SDK, an open source software development kit for verification of elections results, and M365 for Campaigns with additional email security for political parties.
Microsoft is negotiating partnerships with the companies currently supplying the majority of voting machines in the United States that will entail supplementing their systems with ElectionGuard. The tool was developed with which recently got $10 million from DARPA’s program to verify election results.
With ElectionGuard, election officials can conduct random audits to ensure an accurate outcome of elections, and since homomorphic encryption is used to encrypt each vote, individual voters can also use the system to verify their vote hasn’t been tampered with or changed.
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