Follow My Vote’s crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter has been featured in the Roanoke Times. Reporter, Yann Ranaivo, of the Roanoke Times interviewed Follow My Vote CEO, Adam Ernest to get all the details.
A startup relying on online currency technology to try to make elections more transparent is seeking millions of dollars in crowdfunding to significantly boost the size of its team and obtain the talent needed to make the platform more attractive to potential users.
Follow My Vote, which launched nearly two years ago out of the former Blacksburg work space NuSpark, is in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign asking for $3.2 million. With less than a month left in the campaign, the effort has so far raised about $5,300 from 63 backers.
FMV founder and CEO Adam Ernest has spent the past several weeks aggressively marketing the campaign, using tools such as email and social media to try to advertise the effort.
The article goes on to describe blockchain technology which is the underlying tech that allows Follow My Vote to build secure and transparent voting software. Ranaivo also included details about cryptocurrencies, which share the use of the blockchain.
Why Should You Back Our Kickstarter?
Because voting should be honest. If an election is not honest why even bother?
All over the country, voting machines are being decertified and serious issues are being exposed. Just last year, Virginia decertified all of the WinVote voting machines as they were shown to be easily hack-able. These systems were used across three Presidential Elections!
For a voting system to be honest, it must be verifiable from end to end. Otherwise what the results indicate could be fabricated and total fiction. You have no idea.
In addition to making voting provably honest and secure we can also bring voting right to your iPhone, Android, tablet, or computer.
Help us bring voting into the modern age and make it provably honest!
About the author: Will Long is the Marketing Manager of Follow My Vote.