Politicon

Yes, Politicon Was Amazing!

Politicon 2016 was an incredible event! Follow My Vote attended as an exhibitor, while CEO, Adam Ernest, spoke on a panel regarding rigged elections. The non-partisan political conference took place in Pasadena, California, over June 25 and 26. Many well known politicians, tv hosts, and political thought leaders attended. Some of the most notable were Gov. Gary Johnson, Gov. Sarah Palin, …

BREXIT: THE AFTERMATH

Well, it happened. The results came in this morning, Brexit won with 51.9% of the vote. The United Kingdom is on track to leave the European Union which will take approximately two years. The Dow Jones Index has dropped about 3% because of the news. The pound has dropped about 11% since yesterday, leading many britons to wonder what they …

Brexit: The Rundown

A referendum is being held on Thursday, June 23, 2016, to decide if Britain should leave or stay in the European Union. A referendum is essentially a yes or no vote to a particular question. (Also a perfect time to use verifiable blockchain voting software) What does Brexit mean? It is a combination of Britain and exit.  Here are the pros and cons …

Joe Mohen, CEO of election.com, “Internet voting creates higher voter turnout”

In an interview with Joe Mohen, the former CEO of election.com, Amber Phillips of the Washington Post tried to breakdown why online voting hasn’t been a reality. In an age where you can order food online in the comfort of your bed, the technology to vote already exists. Many critics of such technology say it is easily hack-able, but since the technology …

CEO, Adam Ernest, To Participate In Politicon Panel

Follow My Vote CEO, Adam Ernest, will join other voting and political thought leaders in a Politicon Panel. The Panel titled “Big Debate! Are U.S. Elections Rigged?” will be held on Saturday, June 25 from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Ernest will join Frank Atwood of Approval voting, Nate Kaplan of SeePolitical, and Kimberley J Abels of HeadCount.  Topics to be discussed include ballot …

Paper Ballots and Current Voting Systems are not Secure nor Feasible

As I continued to scan the article I thought to myself, “Our current voting system is broken.”Stuck between paper ballots and other outdated voting systems America’s election infrastructure is lagging behind. Outdated voting machines, complex state laws that have made ID verification difficult, and accusations of voter fraud are not unique to the California primary. With Los Angeles’ County having …

Online Voting In Canada

New Poll Reveals People Want Online Voting In Canada

A new poll has revealed that 70% of people want both proportional representation and online voting in Canada. The poll was carried out by the NRG Research Group and Peak Communications. The research also showed interesting findings on the preferences of voting methods. Both the United States and Canada currently use first-past-the-post (the candidate who receives more votes than any other candidate wins). …

Announcing The Follow My Vote Kickstarter Reboot!

OK, so we didn’t quite make our initial goal of $3.2 million on Kickstarter. But, the Follow My Vote team does not give up so easily. Today, we’re announcing our Kickstarter campaign reboot! We learned tricks, tips, and lessons from our first campaign. We even made a blog post titled “8 Mistakes To Avoid When Launching Your Kickstarter.” Everything we learned …