On Monday, February 9, 2015 Follow My Vote and CEO Adam Ernest appeared on the first page of the Roanoke Times! Reporter Yann Ranaivo did an excellent job reporting on what we do and why we do it. He explained how we are pushing for verifiable online voting and the fact that we believe any and all elections should be provably honest. Ranaivo covered our technology, how we can increase voter turnout, and even interviewed Virginia Tech professors to gauge their opinion.
Reporter Yann Ranaivo explained our technology well.
Supported by the same kind of technology that runs the digital currency Bitcoin, FMV provides an online voting platform that, among other things, allows users to verify the legitimacy of other voters who are identified by no more than individual identification keys, or codes that enclose each voter’s information and ensure they are, in fact, registered. A voter’s name is not disclosed.
The details of the cast ballots are put on a public ledger that allows FMV users to view and even vet an election’s results. In other words, when a person votes, his or her key gets attached to the name of whichever candidate they choose and that pairing is immediately published for others to see.