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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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