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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]