Count Your Vote
Never wonder again whether or not your vote was counted.
Say goodbye to long lines at the polls.
Quick & Easy Process
Securely cast your vote from anywhere in the world.
Peace of Mind
Rest assured knowing your vote cannot be tampered with.
Be the first to know who won the election.
In Transparency We Trust
Audit the ballot box to ensure election results are accurate.
“The future of government is in open-source technologies and providing transparent election results will aid to restoring faith in vote counting. I support efforts, like those used by Follow my Vote, that explore how open-source software can lead to greater transparency, integrity and participation in voting.”
- Kammi Foote, Inyo County (CA) Registrar of Voters
Why Online Voting?
As we step into the future, technology is playing a bigger role than ever in our personal and professional lives. We shop online. We socialize online. We bank online. We even file our taxes online. Why not vote online?
Online voting (also known as internet voting) would make it easier for registered voters to cast their ballots in an election, undoubtedly increasing voter turnout. Voters could save time and money by not having to drive to the polls and wait in line just to cast their ballots on Election Day, which means that dreaded long lines at polling locations could be a thing of the past. Online voting would drastically reduce the costs it takes to put on an election by reducing the number of paper ballots that would need to be printed for each election. Less people at the polls means less staff members would be needed at polling locations, saving even more taxpayer money.
At Follow My Vote, we envision the world as a thriving democracy where citizens use the latest technology to regularly engage with their government in a way that allows each citizen to ensure that their voice was heard. Yet, the reality is that civic engagement is one of the last areas of our society nearly untouched by technology. If we are willing to embrace technology, “We the People” in the United States, and people in democratic societies throughout the world, can bring this vision to life.
Using Follow My Vote’s secure online voting system, an engaged citizen would never have to wonder whether or not their voice was heard. Unlike the black boxes elections are hosted in today, our transparent ballot box allows each voter to follow their vote into the ballot box to confirm that their ballot was cast as they intended. And, being that each voters identity and right to privacy are protected through the issuance of a Voter ID, voters can even audit each ballot in the ballot box to ensure that the real-time election results that are being reported are truly accurate. In other words, the design of our online voting system would allow for transparent elections (provably honest elections).
Ultimately, when it comes to voting online in elections, we believe that it’s not a question of “if” it will happen; it’s more of a question of “when” and “how” it will happen. Perhaps the only reason we don’t already vote online is that no one has figured out a way to bring elections online in a secure way, until now.
How We Design a Secure Online Voting Platform.
Security is a crucial element to any provably honest election. Today, there are a lot of misconceptions about online voting, with the primary misunderstanding being that online voting cannot be done in a secure way. Although it is true that many companies have tried to develop secure online voting systems in the past and have failed due to fundamental flaws in the way they designed their voting systems, Follow My Vote has taken an inherently different approach in order to get the job done.
We have designed our transparent ballot box using blockchain technology, a cutting-edge technology that was recently introduced to the world in 2009. Since then, blockchain technology has been recognized worldwide as most secure database management technology available on the market. Once a vote is signed by the software using elliptic curve cryptography (certifying that the vote is a legitimate vote submitted by a registered voter), it is safely stored in our blockchain-based ballot box, at which point the vote is irreversible and cannot be changed. Our technology partner, BitShares, is an industry-leading expert regarding these technologies.
Not Just Voting.
Follow My Vote’s online voting platform has many different use cases. We can provide secure proxy voting, online polls, and even online petitions. Contact Us if you’d like to learn more about how we can provide you with a secure and convenient online voting solution.