Follow My Vote Named In CB Insights - 30 Big Industries Blockchain Could Transform

Follow My Vote Named In CB Insights “30 Big Industries Blockchain Could Transform”

CB Insights has released a research brief titled Banking Is Only The Beginning: 30 Big Industries Blockchain Could Transform. The report ranks different industries, and gives an example company in that niche that is leading the way utilizing blockchain technology.  CB Insights placed the voting industry at number 5 and chose to feature Follow My Vote.   From CB Insights: “Elections require authentication of …

Approval Voting

The United States Voting Method is flawed, and I doubt anyone would argue otherwise. With unsecured voting systems in place in many states, we don’t even have technology to redeem us. It is simply unacceptable that in our day and age that we have to choose what many would call the lesser of two evils. The fact that third party candidates …

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to scan the article I thought to myself, “Our current voting system is broken.”Stuck between paper ballots and other outdated voting systems America’s election infrastructure is lagging behind. Outdated voting machines, complex state laws that have made ID verification difficult, and accusations of voter fraud are not unique to the California primary.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

Polls Are Ineffective, So Why Do We Trust Them?

The 2016 presidential election is exposing a lot of the shortcomings in our democratic process and how bipartisan politics mixed with antiquated methods of voting have made for a rather corrupt current political climate. This is now being exposed as inaccurate polls are being released after the presidential debates. How much more will it take for people to realize that …

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 …

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 …

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 …

What is the Open Source Initiative (OSI)?

Through many of our posts you will see Follow My Vote’s relationship with CAVO and other partners at the Open Source Initiative (OSI). We thought it to be important to our readers to find out more about this organization and see some of their work in action through this interesting article. We would have to agree that the Open Source …

Verifiable online voting

The Only Way Is Verifiable Online Voting

We are in an amazing time period for innovation and technological advances. We are wearing computers as watches, using drones for selfies, and 3D printing just about whatever we want.  But voting as an industry hasn’t seen much advancement in quite a few years. In fact many US states have recently decertified modern voting machines due to certain vulnerabilities. In …

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 …

Florida May be the 25th State to Allow Online Voter Registration

You have heard the phrase “You got to lean how to crawl before you can run” well America is on its way to learning how to crawl when it comes to integrating the internet into our voting society. Florida may be the 25ht State to allow voters to register to vote utilizing online portals and programs. It is a general …