Mitch Trachtenberg

I am a software developer and freelance writer living in Humboldt County, California. I take on projects I like, for people I like.

My email is at, and the first part of my email address is mjtrac.

Are you looking for my commentary on the Humboldt County Election Transparency Project ? Or my short essay on machine vs. hand counting? What about my essay on machine counting without the need to provide ballot templates for each new election? All are licensed under the Creative Commons license below.

Are you looking for the latest development snapshot of Ballot Browser? For the moment, your best bet is probably to follow the links at to download an ISO of Ballot Browser's successor, TEVS, together with Ubuntu. The ISO can be installed as a TEVS demo, and the TEVS code is on the ISO at /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/tevs. This link should continue to contain a pointer to the most recent ISO, and will eventually either host or have a link to the code repository.

Are you looking for TEVSystems (Trachtenberg Election Verification Systems)?

Why not take a look at my November 2000 article about Florida's 2000 ballot, while you're here?

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