Our third appearance at Virginia Tech’s Gobblerfest was a great success! Gobblerfest is an event where students can learn about clubs and different campus organizations. This is also an event where local businesses and non-profits can reach out to students to let them know about their products and services. In our case we were engaging with students to inform them about our grassroots movement for online voting!
We started off Gobblerfest 2015 by getting people to join our supporters list and giving away Follow My Vote T-shirts! Students were genuinely exited about our online voting solution. They were happy to hear that we want students to use our voting software for all sorts of campus elections, especially for the Student Government Association. If you are a Virginia Tech Student consider signing this petition for the SGA to use an honest and accurate online voting system! If you’re not a Tech student, but want your school to use our online voting platform, let us know. 🙂
One of the best parts of Gobblerfest 2015 was getting on the radio! Follow My Vote Founder and CEO, Adam Kaleb Ernest was able to get on 105.3 The Bear. 105.3 is a local rock radio station that was covering Gobblerfest 2015. Adam was able to talk about Follow My Vote and the future of online voting. The disc jokey was all about what we are doing at Follow My Vote and expressed his excitement on air for secure and transparent online voting!
Check out the line we had at our booth! Gobblerfest 2015 was a fantastic event. We had a lot of fun interacting with students. We even brought our voting system demo to show off. You can see Follow My Vote CTO, Nathan Hourt demoing the software for students in the picture below.
It was unfortunate but Gobblerfest 2015 ended a bit early due to inclement weather. We apologize if you were planning on swinging by our booth near the end of the event. Even though our parade got rained on, the event was still a great success with many more online voting supporters and students informed about our online voting technology.
Check out our Facebook album to see more pictures from the event!
About the author: Will Long is the Marketing Manager of Follow My Vote.