US Voting System Manufacturer Hacked Prior To US Election

News has surfaced from a NSA report detailing a cyber-attack on a voting software supplier and phishing emails sent to government officials prior to the US election. The document from the NSA was provided anonymously and has been independently authenticated. The document reportedly states: “Russian General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate actors … executed cyber espionage operations against a named U.S. …

Paper Ballots and Current Voting Systems are not Secure nor Feasible

As I continued to scan the article I thought to myself, “Our current voting system is broken.”Stuck between paper ballots and other outdated voting systems America’s election infrastructure is lagging behind. Outdated voting machines, complex state laws that have made ID verification difficult, and accusations of voter fraud are not unique to the California primary. With Los Angeles’ County having …

Major Reasons Millions Don’t Vote

In a recent article on Upworthy, they list 3 major reasons millions don’t vote. The first reason listed is Gerrymandering, or the redrawing of district lines to suit a candidate or political party. This is easily one of the most widespread forms of government corruption, yet many fail to recognize the severity of its impact. The current primary system, something …

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 …

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 …
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 …

Florida's Online Voter Registration

Negative Comments Surrounding Florida’s Online Voter Registration Stir Officials

It would seem that even after an understood push back of implementation date and all of the physical proof surrounding the safety and viability of Florida’s online voter registration there still seems to be educated people out there that do not truly understand the nature of the work that goes into securing any kind of transaction on the internet. Recently …

California Joint New Law Workshop Recap

Last week, Follow My Vote attended the California Joint 2014 New Law Workshop hosted by the California Association of Clerks and Election Officials (CACEO) and the County Recorders’ Association of California. As an exhibitor, Follow My Vote held a table for the first two days and displayed various brochures and literature about our online open source voting platform. On the …

Voter Turnout and How We Can Help

We all understand that voter turnout has been a major challenge in the electoral process of America. The more people you have voting the better the American “Voice” can be heard. While this article goes into many different ways that we as a country could increase voter turnout the aspect that is on everyone’s minds is the digital revolution of …

How the Government is Leveraging Social Media Properties Today

We thought this was in interesting article looking into the foggy waters that is Campaign Laws and how social media properties and platforms are being leveraged to disclose important information about polling data. Considering the Federal Election Commission has never before had to address a situation like the one discussed in the article we really are on the cutting edge …

Digital Gerrymandering and How to Prevent It

As we saw in 2010 and 2012, the digital revolution is far reaching. It has now stretched into the American voting process. While the manipulation of districts and “voter lines” has long been an issue, we begin to wonder if the same issues will be seen in the digital rollover of American Voting. Technologies like Bitcoin and blockchain databases may …

The Race Is On

2014 is right around the corner! At this point, it seems like these could go either way in both the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate. Be sure to keep a close eye on how things develop for both the House and Senate in the days leading up to the 2014 Mid-Term Elections. The winners of …

Too Soon?

In a CBS news joint-interview shortly after Barack Obama was sworn in for his second term as the 44th President of the United States of America, interviewer Steve Kroft suggests that Barack Obama’s words of appreciation for the Hillary Clinton‘s service as Secretary of State was his way of endorsing her as his candidate of choice for the 2016 United …