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 [...]

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 [...]

9 02, 2016

New Math – 3,116 + 237 + 110 + 32 = 1 Billion?

By | February 9th, 2016|Mobile Voting, Online voting, Security, Voter Turnout, Voting machine, Voting Technology|

I was struck with the 'numbers' from our Mobile Voting Global Innovation Challenge which we successfully closed out recently. We launched our Mobile Voting Global Innovation Challenge with our partners at InnoCentive last June.  We offered $230,000 to the winning team(s) that could solve the 3 toughest technical challenges of building the world's most secure, [...]

28 08, 2015

“Internet (mobile) voting is unachievable …”

By | August 28th, 2015|Election Reform, Elections, Mobile Voting, Online voting, Security, Voter apathy, Voter Turnout, Voting machine, Voting Technology|

“Internet voting is unachievable for the foreseeable future and therefore not inevitable.”[i] See All, Know All The world is full of experts.    Very intelligent and well-meaning people make predictions about our world every day.   And because we are all human, many experts get it wrong; and some in a very big way. The [...]

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 [...]

7 08, 2015

Even Presidential Candidates Support Our Mission…

By | August 7th, 2015|Elections, Mobile Voting, Online voting, Voter apathy, Voting Rights, Voting Technology|

The Republican presidential candidates were in our great city of Cleveland last night for the debate.  There were clear differences between most of them but in my opinion, only a few truly had a vision for this country.  We are pleased that one candidate in particular who unfortunately did not earn her place on the "main [...]

3 07, 2015

What your smart phone and the 4th of July have in common.

By | July 3rd, 2015|Ballot stuffing, Ballots, Elections, Mobile Voting, Online voting, Security, Vote Demographics, Voter apathy, Voter Turnout, Voting machine, Voting Rights, Voting Technology|

Throughout history, Americans have fought for voter equality and the right to be heard. That’s what America’s Fourth of July is all about – freedom, independence and the right to govern ourselves. But this “right” has not come easily, nor is it truly fair and equal….yet. Since the beginning of democracy in America, people’s rights [...]

24 06, 2015

Innovative ideas for faxing..

By | June 24th, 2015|Mobile Voting, Online voting, Voter Turnout|

I attended the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED) (www.nased.org) summer conference in CLE this week. The agenda topics ranged from "Perspectives: Unique Next Generation System of Voting Machines" to "Innovative Ideas" and updates from the technology groups that oversee voting machine standards and election procedure best practices. What struck me the most was [...]

14 06, 2015

Calling all Voters! Digital Democracy is Just a Smartphone Away

By | June 14th, 2015|Mobile Voting|

In today’s high-tech society, it seems everywhere we look people’s hands have a protective grip on one thing; their smartphones. We coddle our precious phones as if they were delicate little babies and do everything from changing their attire to purchasing insurance to keep them safe. But aside from texting our favorite aunt and trying [...]