Readers, the moment has arrived. Over the last ten days, we at Follow My Vote have been providing you with just a smidgen of examples of various problems that have plagued online voting in the past. While the initial readings probably left you with a sense of, “Wow, then how can we hope for this to ever work,” this is exactly what we want. We need people to push that boundary, ask the right questions, because that is how California Senate Bill 360 came to pass. It was the collaborative efforts of those that want to usher in the new era of voting that have allowed us the opportunity to travel to Sacramento to show the world our technology for the first time.
This is where it becomes a little more of a personal piece. I, Brice Moon, have been the one responsible for providing you, our lovely readers, with this information. As of today, December 10th, as Follow My Vote stands on the precipice of something huge, I just wanted to take the time to personally wish them the best of luck, and I hope you will join in with me as well. For too long, voting, the most important of civic duties, has been allowed to remain a cumbersome and antiquated establishment, and I’m sure that many of us want to see this changed. I understand that the path to change is one littered with red tape and other various distractions, but I for one believe that an adventure such as this is about the journey. Along the way, we have been able to learn so much, and as long as we are able to share with others that a solution is at hand, then everything else will come in due time…voting will finally be allowed to enter the 21st century.
Folks, I want to thank you for reading these last few days, and I truly do hope that you are able to say that you have learned a thing or two. Again, wish the gang good luck tomorrow as they convene onto the Joint New Law Conference, and here’s to hoping they put on one heck of a good show!