With predictions of record turnout of 150 million people, representing 65% of eligible voters, we have to ask ourselves why we continue to rely on antiquated systems, paper ballots and inadequate machines to handle the most important day of our democracy.
Copyright by Mark Minevich, www.forbes.com
There is technology available today that can make every election day going forward safe, efficient, and most importantly, secure. If we look to and innovation, we can see the future of election day. No long lines, no waiting on ballots to be dumped and counted. No wondering if your mailed or absentee vote was counted and counted correctly. Instantaneous, secure and 100% accurate results.
This dream could become a reality. Here are 7 technologies that could bring the future here sooner than we think.
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How this can be leveraged for elections: This sort of can be used for voter education where a voter communicates the kinds of policy that will affect them and their families and can alert them of any movement of that policy type to keep the voter educated on ballot initiatives and candidates that could cause change in their lives.
This is another use of to aid in pre-election voter education. iSideWith gives citizens an opportunity to better educate themselves on which candidate more aligns with their personal views. Through different quizzes, a person can decide which presidential, senatorial or congressional candidate on the ballot best aligns with them. […]