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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]