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, [...]

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 [...]

6 04, 2018

Vote of Confidence: Who Paper Hurts the Most

By | April 6th, 2018|Blockchain, Blockchain Voting, Election Reform, Elections, Mobile Voting, Uncategorized, Voter Turnout, Voting machine, Voting Rights, Voting Technology|

Vote of Confidence: Who Paper Hurts the Most Last week, we explored why the arguments for paper-based voting systems don’t stand up as well as they may seem.  As previously stated in this series, paper certainly resolves some of the most pressing issues with today’s outdated voting machines but a regression to exclusively [...]

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 [...]

7 03, 2018

Civic and Votem Partner for First Ever Decentralized KYC Process

By | March 7th, 2018|Blockchain, Blockchain Voting, Election Reform, Online Registration, Online voting, Token Sale, Voting Technology|

Civic and Votem Partner for First Ever Decentralized KYC Process Votem is pleased to announce a partnership with Civic to launch the first-ever decentralized KYC process ever. Civic is a blockchain identity-verification technology that allows consumers to authorize the use of their identities in real time. The partnership brings trusted identity services [...]

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, [...]

2 02, 2018

“Vote of Confidence”: The State of Global Voting

By | February 2nd, 2018|Blockchain, Cost of Voting, Elections, Uncategorized|

"Vote of Confidence": The State of Global Voting

Votem Corp acquires venerable market-leading election software and online voting company, Everyone Counts.Read More
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