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 [...]

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  As previously stated in this series, paper certainly resolves some of the most pressing issues with today’s outdated voting machines but a regression to exclusively [...]

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

29 01, 2018

Vote of Confidence: Kenya and Venezuela

By | January 29th, 2018|Blockchain, Election Reform, Elections, Security, Uncategorized, Voter Turnout, Voting Rights, Voting Technology|

Vote of Confidence: Kenya and Venezuela 2017 has been as news-heavy as any year in recent memory. Amidst the barrage of stories that streaked across our screens this past year, two, in particular, caught the eye of the staff here at Votem. Contested elections in Kenya and Venezuela led to massive protests and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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