Vote Swapping

How Online Voting Could Put An End To Vote Swapping

Earlier this year, we saw several stories about vote swapping in the UK.  Websites like Vote Swap have popped up to help people swap their votes. But why are people swapping votes and what does it do? Essentially people are swapping votes to try to make their vote count more. For instance, A voter might feel as if their vote doesn’t count as …

Establish U.S. Diplomatic Relations with Liberland.

Petition To Establish U.S. Diplomatic Relations With Liberland.

Here at Follow My vote, we have been closely following the rise of Liberland. Liberland is a new micro-nation and sovereign state located between Croatia and Serbia, on the west bank of the Danube river. Currently there is a petition to establish US diplomatic relations with Liberland on petitions.whitehouse.gov. We know that our fans and readers are interested in Liberland and …

Voting Restrictions

New Voting Restrictions Determine Election Outcomes

A study by the Brennan Center for Justice has demonstrated that the new voting laws instituted in North Carolina, Kansas, Virginia, and Florida could have changed the outcome of elections.  The voting laws, which ranged from eliminating same-day registration to requiring proof of citizenship at the poll booth, are said to have disproportionately affected specific demographics. North Carolina Voters in …
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Follow My Vote Featured On Freedom For Our Blockchain Voting System

Follow My Vote has been featured in another publication for building a voting system on a blockchain. Freedom magazine has included us in their very in-depth coverage of blockchain technology and all its use cases. The article covered Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto (the creator of Bitcoin), cryptocurrencies, and the internet of things. The article also informed readers about the California Association …

Follow My Vote At Freedom Fest 2015

Freedom Fest has been touted as “The World’s Largest Gathering of Free Minds.” Simply put, Freedom Fest 2015 was unlike any event we’ve ever attended. Within minutes of hitting the conference floor, we had opportunity to connect with a plethora of open-minded people with varying religious beliefs, economic theories, and political ideologies. Needless to say, we had some intriguing conversations …

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Adam Ernest Discusses The Future Of Voting On Sack Heads Radio At Freedom Fest 2015.

While at Freedom Fest 2015, Our Founder and CEO, Adam Ernest got a chance to talk about Follow My Vote and the future of voting on Sack Heads Radio(SHR Media). Freedom Fest is an annual festival where free minds meet to celebrate great books, great ideas and great thinkers in an open minded society. The festival is independent, non-partisan, and not affiliated …

Vote More

Vote More to Vote Less

What do the U.S. and Switzerland have in common? The answer is more complicated than you might think. Besides both being highly industrialized, Western democracies, they both sport some of the lowest voter turnouts in the world; turnouts which studies have now shown to be a result of another similarity, frequent elections. In the United States, we constantly hold elections: …
Greek Referendum

Questionable Voting Practices in the Greek Referendum? You Decide.

Whether you’re a devotee of international news or just a casual observer, most would agree that negotiations regarding a Greek bailout package from Eurozone lenders have clogged the headlines for too long.  Over the course of months we have seen feisty Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras go round after round with indomitable German Chancellor Angela Merkel; who, as head of …
Icelandic Pirate Party

Pirate Party Popularity Explodes In Iceland

In recent years the popularity of Pirate Parties around the world has been steadily increasing, fueled by the aspirations of its members to infuse technology into politics. As the map below demonstrates, young citizens in countries the world round have responded to the Pirate Party’s call for transparency, freedom of information, anti-corruption, and net neutrality, among other things. But the Pirate Party …

The Proof is in the Blockchain!

Many people believe that bitcoin is just a currency but it is actually so much more than that. When it comes to revitalizing many industries and concepts, online methods have proven to be extremely integral to that process. Democracy is no exception. Through the use of bitcoin and blockchain technology, online voting can be fortified as the only real option …

voter apathy

Voter Apathy At All Time High

Democracy is a system which only flourishes when everyday citizens are engaged in its outcomes and believe that their voice matters. Many voters now are simply not feeling fulfilled by the current state of political affairs leading to apathy at the polls. Online voting could be a way to re-engage voters, allowing democracy to take root and do what it …

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Follow My Vote Featured On Bitcoin Magazine For Blockchain Technology and Secure Online Voting.

We are proud to say Follow My Vote has been featured on the well known publication, Bitcoin Magazine! This is our latest press recognition and we are quite thrilled. Bitcoin Magazine is one of the most engaging and accurate sources of information regarding Bitcoin, blockchain technology, and the digital currency space. Currently they receive over 85,000 unique monthly visitors. This …