Follow My Vote CEO Discusses Online Voting On Predicting Our Future Podcast

Follow My Vote Vote Co-Founder & CEO, Adam Ernest recently spoke on an episode of the Predicting Our Future Podcast. The episode covered how current voter participation is extremely low and presented online voting as a possible solution. Podcast host, Andrew Weinreich invited several guests to talk about online voting and what it could look like in the U.S. if implemented. Predicting …

Network World

Network World Talks Follow My Vote & Blockchains

In a recent article on Network World, Patrick Nelson wrote about Follow My Vote and how blockchain technology can revolutionize elections. Nelson discussed the recent and startling Brexit vote in addition to the way information is spread via social media. His point being that voting is changing. People are receiving information much faster and discussing issues online. But the most …

Joe Mohen, CEO of election.com, “Internet voting creates higher voter turnout”

In an interview with Joe Mohen, the former CEO of election.com, Amber Phillips of the Washington Post tried to breakdown why online voting hasn’t been a reality. In an age where you can order food online in the comfort of your bed, the technology to vote already exists. Many critics of such technology say it is easily hack-able, but since the technology …

CEO, Adam Ernest, To Participate In Politicon Panel

Follow My Vote CEO, Adam Ernest, will join other voting and political thought leaders in a Politicon Panel. The Panel titled “Big Debate! Are U.S. Elections Rigged?” will be held on Saturday, June 25 from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Ernest will join Frank Atwood of Approval voting, Nate Kaplan of SeePolitical, and Kimberley J Abels of HeadCount.  Topics to be discussed include ballot …

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to scan the article I thought to myself, “Our current voting system is broken.”Stuck between paper ballots and other outdated voting systems America’s election infrastructure is lagging behind. Outdated voting machines, complex state laws that have made ID verification difficult, and accusations of voter fraud are not unique to the California primary.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

Blockchain Voting in Utah? Pics or it Didn’t Happen

Both parties headed West on Tuesday with the Republican party using blockchain voting in Utah. This was one of the first times that online voting has been allowed via a state party. With around 59,000 people, CryptoCoinNews reported that Utah Republicans signed up in numbers. It would indeed seem like a momentous day for any and all advocates that wish for a more transparent and …

Google's Liquid Democracy Experiment

Google Tries Their Own Voting System: A Liquid Democracy Experiment

Although not the only search engine in the world, Google is by far the largest and has expanded into many different areas of the web. Including their social media site, Google+ and acquiring Youtube, Google is an incredibly large force that won’t be reckoned with anytime soon. Google has recently tried their own hand at creating an online voting platform …

Birthplace of American Democracy Approves Online Voter Registration

Add Pennsylvania to the growing list of states that offer online voter registration. With this move, they become the 23rd state to offer an online registration system. Pennsylvania’s Secretary of State, Pedro Cortes, endorsed this move in a recent article, citing the cost savings and accessibility that online registration will provide eligible voters. He cites a recent study by the Pew Charitable Trusts …

Voting Technology Crisis

What We Learned At The Brennan Center For Justice Event: America’s Voting Technology Crisis

On Thursday, September 17th, we attended the Brennan Center for Justice event: America’s Voting Technology Crisis: Preparing for 2016 and Beyond. With the recent release of the report put out by the Brennan Center for Justice appropriately called America’s Voting Machines at Risk, it has become apparent that we need to talk about outdated voting machines and the future of voting …

New Zealand Tries Online Voting

New Zealand Tries Online Voting

Add New Zealand to the list of countries working on implementing an online voting system. Although there have been some pitfalls, New Zealand is putting a lot of time into making sure their online voting system is impenetrable and can be used in the upcoming elections. It is still very much in its infancy but online voting will become a …

Delta Sigma Pi

Follow My Vote Solidifies Partnership With Delta Sigma Pi At Virginia Tech.

On Thursday September 3rd, Follow My Vote met with Delta Sigma Pi At Virginia Tech to host a professional event on following your passion and starting your own business. Delta Sigma Pi is one of the nations largest coed professional business fraternities. Follow My Vote Founder and CEO, Adam Kaleb Ernest, was the main speaker for the event. We used …

Vote Swapping

How Online Voting Could Put An End To Vote Swapping

Earlier this year, we saw several stories about vote swapping in the UK.  Websites like Vote Swap have popped up to help people swap their votes. But why are people swapping votes and what does it do? Essentially people are swapping votes to try to make their vote count more. For instance, A voter might feel as if their vote doesn’t count as …

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 …

The Proof is in the Blockchain!

Many people believe that bitcoin is just a currency but it is actually so much more than that. When it comes to revitalizing many industries and concepts, online methods have proven to be extremely integral to that process. Democracy is no exception. Through the use of bitcoin and blockchain technology, online voting can be fortified as the only real option …