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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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