14 01, 2019

Votem’s Judson Neer to chair new Election Infrastructure Sector Coordinating Council Working Group

By | January 14th, 2019|Election Reform, Elections, Press Release, Security|

The working group was formed to increase cybersecurity awareness and education throughout the election subsector.

9 01, 2019

VRS Security Talking Points

By | January 9th, 2019|Free Download, Security, Voter Registration System|

VRS Security Talking Points With the integrity of voting equipment and security of voter data being such a high-profile topic, you may discover you’re frequently involved in discussions on how to best secure data in VR/EM systems, or possibly justifying the investment you would like to make in data security. We've created this list of key [...]

13 11, 2018

Election Day 2018: A View from the Polls

By | November 13th, 2018|Elections, Mobile Voting, Online Registration, Online voting, Polling, Security, Voter Turnout, Voting booth, Voting machine, Voting Technology|

Election Day 2018: A View from the Polls As a voting technology company, helping our partners deliver high-integrity, secure elections is our mission. Our goal is to make heroes out of our customers, and to effectively do that, we need to understand every aspect of their job. We feel the best way to learn is [...]

5 09, 2018

8 Ways GIS Prevents Districting Distress

By | September 5th, 2018|Elections, Voter Registration System, Voting Technology|

8 Ways GIS Prevents Districting Distress Imagine discovering that a city council member’s home address was listed in the wrong district, and she has been serving the wrong constituents for years. Or, a tight race is decided by 57 votes...and an investigation reveals that 150 new addresses were accidentally incorrectly assigned to that jurisdiction when [...]

28 08, 2018

Onwrd Podcast: Secure Elections with Jeffrey Stern of Votem

By | August 28th, 2018|Blockchain, Blockchain Voting, Elections, Mobile Voting, Online voting, Voting Technology|

Listen to the podcast! What are the headwinds and tailwinds to the work Votem is doing? Why is Votem focused on secure and accessible voting? How is Votem improving voting for voters? election officials? What is the impact and feedback from elections run Votem's platform?   This podcast features Jeffrey Stern of Votem, [...]

27 07, 2018

Vote of Confidence: The Problem with Paper

By | July 27th, 2018|Cost of Voting, Mobile Voting, Online voting, Paper Voting, Voting Technology|

All voting systems should be held to the highest possible standard. However, there is a discrepancy in the standards applied to paper and electronic systems. While paper is familiar and tangible, paper’s proponents promote its use and advantages without carefully considering its flaws and limitations, despite applying the most rigorous scrutiny to electronic systems without [...]

3 07, 2018

Vote of Confidence: Motivations and Purpose for Technology in Elections

By | July 3rd, 2018|Ballots, Blockchain, Blockchain Voting, Election Reform, Online voting, Voting Technology|

Motivations Every eligible individual should be able to actively participate in democracy by easily and safely voting when, how, and where they want. Democratic institutions generally subscribe to this philosophy, yet do little to implement it in practice. The guiding philosophy follows: “We should be guided by the dynamics of the voting public we serve — seniors [...]

29 05, 2018

Vote of Confidence: Coercion in Context

By | May 29th, 2018|Blockchain, Blockchain Voting, Electoral fraud, Mobile Voting, Security, Uncategorized, Voter intimidation|

Coercion in Context The risk of voter coercion (voter interference, bribery, vote selling) exists when a voter can demonstrate how they have voted in a given election. It’s a difficult risk to mitigate because robust election systems have to reconcile privacy and security requirements that both guarantee the correctness of election results and the [...]

10 05, 2018

Vote of Confidence: A Blackbox Democracy

By | May 10th, 2018|Ballots, Blockchain, Blockchain Voting, Election Reform, Online voting, Security, Voting machine, Voting Rights, Voting Technology|

Vote of Confidence: A Black Box Democracy A “black box” is, in technological terms, a system that can only be viewed by its inputs and outputs. The inner-workings of a black box remain a mystery to any outside observer. In the world of voting, Direct-Recording Electronic (DRE) voting machines are often referred [...]

27 04, 2018

Vote of Confidence: Polling Place Tragedies

By | April 27th, 2018|Cost of Voting, Election Reform, Elections, Security, Voter intimidation, Voting Rights|

Vote of Confidence: Polling Places Tragedies Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people in Afghanistan who were senselessly killed as they stood in line to register to vote.   It is our sincere hope that our work at Votem will help create a future where is mass violence against voters is [...]

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