The Lean Startup Method

What Is The Lean Startup? The lean startup is a method for developing businesses and products created by Eric Ries. Based on his experience on failing and successful startups, Ries claims that startups can shorten their product development cycles by adopting a combo of efficient experimentation, product releases, and validated learning. By pushing out an initial product that is not perfect …

Sponsoring The Montgomery County Chamber Bocce Ball Tournament

Follow My Vote sponsored the The 5th annual Bocce Ball Tournament hosted by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce(MCCC).  The tournament was held on June 23, 2016.  A total of 50 teams participated with every team guaranteed to play at least 5 games. The top 16 teams then played for a single elimination round. Team members Will Long and David Brock competed …

A Political Call To Arms Via Ed Asner

Christina Tobin and the Free and Equal Elections Foundation have released a video featuring Ed Asner and a “political call to arms”. Ed Asner, the legendary actor who was once black-listed and former President of the Screen Actors Guild met with Free & Equal President Christina Tobin last week searching for solutions to the concerns he has about America’s future. They …

Global Entrepreneurship Challenge

Innovative Students Win Global Entrepreneurship Challenge Semifinals

The Global Entrepreneurship Challenge is an annual event hosted by Virginia Tech KnowledgeWorks.  Student entrepreneurs are given a chance to pitch their business ideas to a panel of local business leaders and a crowd. The Follow My Vote team is always eager to attend entrepreneurship events in our area. We seek to support local efforts that encourage innovation, especially when it …

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Gary Johnson Says Yes To Follow My Vote @ ISFLC

Millennials are our people, they more than any other demographic understand the value and importance of incorporating technology into our political process, whenever possible. Needless to say, I went to the International Students For Liberty Conference in Washington D.C. to connect with the millennial generation and make sure that they were aware of our project and ambitious goals for 2016. …

Remember, remember the 5th of November

“Good evening, Citizens of The Planet… Allow us first to apologize for this interruption. We do, like many of you, appreciate the comfort of everyday routine, the security of the familiar, the tranquility of repetition. We enjoy them as much as any man or woman. But in the spirit of commemoration, whereupon important events of the past, usually associated with someone’s death or …

Reasons to Vote

10 Reasons To Vote

It’s no secret that the U.S. has one of the lowest voter turnouts of all industrialized democratic countries. For a country so fiercely protective of freedom, the fact is that that we don’t exercise the rights that are denied to many around the world. Maybe we simply don’t have enough reasons to vote.  Luckily, the Independent Voter Network has prepared a …

Support for online voting

Did President Obama Just Announce His Support For Online Voting?

Earlier this summer, President Barack Obama sat down with Fast Company editor-In-chief Robert Safian to discuss some of his opinions on technology issues and solutions.  In this interview, the President told Safian that he believes online voting should ‘absolutely’ be a priority. Safian asked: Arguably the next killer app for tech would be online voting. That’s a state and local issue, but …

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 …

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 …

Support online voting

Why You Should Support Online Voting And Provably Honest Elections.

Support online voting with Follow My Vote! Currently we are pushing for both online voting and provably honest elections. We would like to ask all of our fans and followers to support online voting by joining our Follow My Vote supporters list! With this list we will know just how many people are with us!  Upon joining we will update …

What Will the Future of Voting Look Like?

This post from a talk show called The Take Away speaks with some highly educated people in the industry where they discuss on their podcast the importance of verified voting when dealing in the digital realm. The main topic of conversation lands on the audit-ability of the current system and what might be in development (Follow My Vote) to make …

Learn How to Start Your Own Online Petition

There are many great avenues you can choose from thanks to the beauty of the internet but further than the creation of an online petition, what are some things that you can do to make sure that your petition continues moving strong? This article takes a look at some great ideas that you can implement into your petition strategy to …

Blockchain Technology offers Support to DemocracyOS

There is a long standing debate that online voting may not be possible due to the nature of technology itself. Simply as we continue to find new ways to keep our information secure and safe, technology that makes said security measures obsolete are in the making. However there is one technology that makes it almost impossible to hack the system, …

A Short History of Cryptography

People have been trying to keep information or data secret since we were able to record information or data. It’s human nature for us to want to keep private information, private to those that are included in your information or data. It is understood that the history of cryptography goes way back. We have been using cryptography for thousands of …

What is the Open Source Initiative (OSI)?

Through many of our posts you will see Follow My Vote’s relationship with CAVO and other partners at the Open Source Initiative (OSI). We thought it to be important to our readers to find out more about this organization and see some of their work in action through this interesting article. We would have to agree that the Open Source …