27 11, 2017

Why Are We Still Hanging Around With Chad?

By | November 27th, 2017|Blockchain, Elections, Mobile Voting, Online voting, Voting Technology|

Why Are We Still Hanging Around With Chad? There is no question that the application of technology to facilitate voting is inevitable. In an age of smartphones and near-ubiquitous internet connectivity, the idea of standing and waiting in line, for hours at a time, in order to cast a vote on a [...]

24 11, 2017

Would You Pay $15.00 to Vote for President?

By | November 24th, 2017|Cost of Voting, Mobile Voting, Online voting|

Would You Pay $15.00 to Vote for President? We all pay to vote in elections. How? Because the costs of voting machines, poll workers, paper ballots, and overall election administration are typically covered by tax dollars, we’re all indirectly paying for the privilege to vote. Why then as tax-paying citizens shouldn’t we demand [...]

17 11, 2017

Voting for a Mobile Future

By | November 17th, 2017|Blockchain, Token Sale|

Voting for a Mobile Future How Votem is Improving Trust, Transparency, and Efficiency in Voting Freedom House recently released a report detailing the increased level of ‘meddling’ by foreign entities in national elections. Reports of Russian interference in the U.S. and external influences in at least 17 other countries were highlighted. These findings [...]

5 03, 2017

Voting for a Mobile World

By | March 5th, 2017|Mobile Voting, Online Registration, Online voting, Security, Uncategorized, Vote Demographics, Voter Turnout, Voting Technology|

Elections Re-Imagined - Blockchain, Accessibility & Security Voting for a Mobile World THE PROBLEM Blazing wildfires consumed thousands of acres of woodland across Eastern Kentucky on November 8, 2016 – more than 400 Kentucky first responders took to the 38 active infernos in an attempt to curb their progress and quell the State [...]

22 11, 2016

Election Hiccups

By | November 22nd, 2016|Ballots, Elections, Mobile Voting, Online voting, Voter Turnout, Voting booth, Voting Technology|

What do squirrels, coffee, glue, humidity, and pen thieves all have in common? These were just 6 crazy things that created issues with this years’ election process. Before we go into some of these crazy things that happened this past election, we wanted to extend our sincere thanks to all of the dedicated women and [...]

10 11, 2016

What a 10 Year Old Taught Me About our Voting Process

By | November 10th, 2016|Early Voting, Elections, Mobile Voting, Online voting, Uncategorized, Vote Demographics, Voter Turnout, Voting booth|

Upper East Side, NYC line to vote I voted early this past Sunday afternoon at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections Headquarters. This was my first time voting in person (I voted absentee last time around). The board opened the early voting flood gates at 1pm – Euclid Avenue was lined with local [...]

7 11, 2016

Recent Survey Details The #1 Reason Why People Don’t Vote

By | November 7th, 2016|Election Reform, Mobile Voting, Online Registration, Online voting, Uncategorized, Voter Turnout, Voting Technology|

Is This the Future of Voting? The primary reason why people who are eligible to vote, don’t vote, is solved by online and mobile voting. Mobile voting makes voting easier and more accessible for a significant proportion of the population thereby increasing voter engagement. As many recent articles have highlighted, the aging voting infrastructure we [...]

9 02, 2016

New Math – 3,116 + 237 + 110 + 32 = 1 Billion?

By | February 9th, 2016|Mobile Voting, Online voting, Security, Voter Turnout, Voting machine, Voting Technology|

I was struck with the 'numbers' from our Mobile Voting Global Innovation Challenge which we successfully closed out recently. We launched our Mobile Voting Global Innovation Challenge with our partners at InnoCentive last June.  We offered $230,000 to the winning team(s) that could solve the 3 toughest technical challenges of building the world's most secure, [...]

28 08, 2015

“Internet (mobile) voting is unachievable …”

By | August 28th, 2015|Election Reform, Elections, Mobile Voting, Online voting, Security, Voter apathy, Voter Turnout, Voting machine, Voting Technology|

“Internet voting is unachievable for the foreseeable future and therefore not inevitable.”[i] See All, Know All The world is full of experts.    Very intelligent and well-meaning people make predictions about our world every day.   And because we are all human, many experts get it wrong; and some in a very big way. The [...]

26 08, 2015

Beware of the Experts

By | August 26th, 2015|Ballots, Election Reform, Elections, Electoral fraud, Mobile Voting, Online voting, Security, Uncategorized, Voter Turnout, Voting machine, Voting Technology|

I recently came back from a conference in Washington, DC called J.E.T.S., the Journal of Elections Technology and Systems where more than a dozen academics proceeded to dismiss the prospects of online / internet voting anytime soon.  They dissected past voting machines (which truthfully were pretty awful) and presented professional papers on how vulnerable current iterations [...]