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 …

Secure Voting

Follow My Vote And WebRoots Democracy Release Secure Voting Report

Follow My Vote would like to announce the release of Secure Voting: A guide to secure #onlinevoting in elections. In addition to Follow My Vote, global experts and authoritative academics contributed to the report produced by WebRoots Democracy. WebRoots Democracy is an organization campaigning for the use of online voting methods in the UK. Follow My Vote contributed an entire chapter in …

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 …

Online voting in the UK

WebRoots Democracy Is Changing The Game For Online Voting In The UK

WebRoots Democracy is helping usher in the movement for online voting in the UK! WebRoots Democracy is an independent, non-partisan organization that is campaigning for the use of online voting in local and general elections, specifically in the United Kingdom. Voter apathy plagues all kinds of democracies around the world. WebRoots democracy aims to reverse this growing trend in the …

Micronation

Liberland: The Micronation That Continues To Attract Attention From All Over The World.

We have already written about Liberland, the worlds newest micronation. We have two blog posts. One covering the beginning of Liberland and the other featuring a petition for the US to establish Diplomatic relations with the micronation.  There have been lots of press covering Liberland, but this little micronation just took it to a another level. On August 11th, Liberland …

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 …
www.liberland.org

The Beginning Of Liberland

On the coast of the Danube River, between Croatia and Serbia, the flag of a new country was raised on April 13, 2015. It has no residents, is mostly wooded, and, as far as anyone knows, boasts a single house, abandoned thirty years ago, and no other country saw fit to actually claim it. This is Liberland. The Details Formerly …