About Jeffrey Stern

Jeffrey Stern is Votem's Operations Manager and joined Votem as it's first employee. He is excited by Votem's involvement at the intersection of technology and civic engagement and writes about it here!
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

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 [...]

21 01, 2018

Introducing “Vote of Confidence”

By | January 21st, 2018|Blockchain, Blockchain Voting, Elections, Mobile Voting, Online voting|

  Introducing “Vote of Confidence” At Votem, we are consumed by the mission of creating the most democratic voting system in existence. So, naturally, we spend a lot of our time researching the voting industry. Typical news media, on the other hand, does not cover the topics that really pique our interest. Sure, during election [...]

27 11, 2017

Why Are We Still Hanging Around With Chad?

By | November 27th, 2017|Blockchain, Elections, Mobile Voting, Online voting, Voting Technology|

Why Are We Still Hanging Around With Chad? There is no question that the application of technology to facilitate voting is inevitable. In an age of smartphones and near-ubiquitous internet connectivity, the idea of standing and waiting in line, for hours at a time, in order to cast a vote on a [...]

24 11, 2017

Would You Pay $15.00 to Vote for President?

By | November 24th, 2017|Cost of Voting, Mobile Voting, Online voting|

Would You Pay $15.00 to Vote for President? We all pay to vote in elections. How? Because the costs of voting machines, poll workers, paper ballots, and overall election administration are typically covered by tax dollars, we’re all indirectly paying for the privilege to vote. Why then as tax-paying citizens shouldn’t we demand [...]

17 11, 2017

Voting for a Mobile Future

By | November 17th, 2017|Blockchain, Token Sale|

Voting for a Mobile Future How Votem is Improving Trust, Transparency, and Efficiency in Voting Freedom House recently released a report detailing the increased level of ‘meddling’ by foreign entities in national elections. Reports of Russian interference in the U.S. and external influences in at least 17 other countries were highlighted. These findings [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]