OpenCast is just getting underway and is in the planning stages. Visit the OpenCast project page and this site for details.
Currently Diebold and ES&S, operated by two brothers, collect and count 80% of the votes here in the U.S.. These two companies also contribute large amounts of cash into the coffers of U.S. politicians. Even the least cynical would consider this fact a major conflict of interest.
In essence, there is a virtual monopoly in the voting arena held by two companies that are secretive and loathe to offer any insight into the way their systems work. Perhaps its time to relegate these secretive companies to the dust heap of failed government-subsidized entities. Let Diebold make ATM software and leave voting to those who have nothing to gain financially by "delivering" states to certain presidential candidates.
The OpenCast project intends to provide a truly open voting system that is accountable to the voters rather than the politicians it is supposed to help elect.