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 [...]

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 [...]

20 04, 2018

Vote of Confidence: Voting for the Ages

By | April 20th, 2018|Ballots, Blockchain Voting, Election Reform, Elections, Mobile Voting, Online voting, Voter Turnout, Voting Rights|

Vote of Confidence: Voting for the Ages This past Tuesday, a bill was submitted to the DC Council that would lower the District’s voting age in all elections to 16.  If passed, the bill would allow 16 and 17-year-olds to vote in everything from local to federal contests.  With Congress having the final [...]

30 03, 2018

Vote of Confidence: The Mobile Doubters and Paper (Voting) Tigers

By | March 30th, 2018|Ballots, Early Voting, Election Reform, Elections, Mobile Voting, Postal voting, Security, Voting booth, Voting machine, Voting Rights, Voting Technology|

Vote of Confidence: The Mobile Doubters and Paper (Voting) Tigers In 1920, The New York Times famously made the contention that “no rocket will ever leave the earth’s atmosphere.”  In 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik into orbit, smashing the Times’ prediction and launching the world’s two major powers into a space [...]

12 03, 2018

Vote of Confidence: Blockchain Voting

By | March 12th, 2018|Ballots, Blockchain, Blockchain Voting, Cost of Voting, Election Reform, Mobile Voting, Online voting, Security, Voter Turnout, Voting Technology|

Vote of Confidence: Blockchain Voting Last week, we devoted “Vote of Confidence” to the “impending crisis” facing the American voting infrastructure. The logical answer to such an article would be a set of solutions or recommendations to avoid this impending crisis. Many such an article was written, especially as we are continually [...]

2 03, 2018

Vote of Confidence: I’ve Seen the Enemy of Elections, and It’s US

By | March 2nd, 2018|Ballot stuffing, Ballots, Blockchain, Cost of Voting, Elections, Online Registration, Online voting, Polling, Security, Voter Turnout, Voting booth, Voting machine, Voting Technology|

Vote of Confidence: I’ve Seen the Enemy of Elections, and It’s US Recent indictments of Russian nationals in connection with meddling during the 2016 Presidential Election has reignited a conversation about the security of our voting process. The American public is justifiably apprehensive about their votes being taken, sold, or even changed by a [...]

17 02, 2018

Vote of Confidence: Countries Looking Forward

By | February 17th, 2018|Ballots, Blockchain, Blockchain Voting, Cost of Voting, Election Reform, Elections, Mobile Voting, Polling|

Vote of Confidence: Countries Looking Forward A few weeks ago, this series focused on two recent voting events in Kenya and Venezuela that demonstrated how the shortcomings of a traditional electoral process cast results into doubt and erode trust between governments and their constituents. The piece illustrated a dire, but nonetheless salient, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

3 07, 2015

What your smart phone and the 4th of July have in common.

By | July 3rd, 2015|Ballot stuffing, Ballots, Elections, Mobile Voting, Online voting, Security, Vote Demographics, Voter apathy, Voter Turnout, Voting machine, Voting Rights, Voting Technology|

Throughout history, Americans have fought for voter equality and the right to be heard. That’s what America’s Fourth of July is all about – freedom, independence and the right to govern ourselves. But this “right” has not come easily, nor is it truly fair and equal….yet. Since the beginning of democracy in America, people’s rights [...]

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