The 🦠 Covid-19 situation forced many things to shift online. We wondered what it would be like to conduct democratic elections online. While that is the far-far future, we set about building something that could get us a step closer towards that future.
VOTEism is a secure political opinion poll app to express your preference for one electoral candidate or the other. VOTEism currently works for the 2020 USA Presidential Election only.
Current political opinion polls are riddled with low sample sizes, interviewer biases, push poll tactics, self voting sock-puppets, and worst of all, the lack of privacy. ⏱️ Time to change that. VOTEism seeks to fix opinion polls.
Your vote is encrypted with a public key 🔏 and is decrypted with the private key on an air-gapped system. Anonymized and aggregated results are published on the VOTEism mobile apps.
VOTEism codebase is open-source.
VOTEism is voluntary and free to use.
You can change your vote any time. Only your latest vote will be counted.
Your votes are encrypted/decrypted using public key cryptography.
VOTEism does not serve paid advertisements.
VOTEism does not sell your private information.
VOTEism is transparent.
The results of VOTEism's opinion polls are free to use by anyone.
VOTEism is built, published and funded by a small and independent software company (AskDesis INC.) based in the United States. We have no political, governmental, corporate, or media affiliation.
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First Amendment of the United States Constitution. https://constitution.congress.gov/browse/amendment-1/
Universal Declaration of Human Rights. https://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/
Comparative Study of Laws and Regulations Restricting the Publication of Electoral Opinion Polls. https://www.article19.org/data/files/pdfs/publications/opinion-polls-paper.pdf
Ban pre-election polls?https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/apr/18/opinion-polls-unreliable-banning-elections
Nationwide opinion polling for the 2020 United States presidential election. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nationwide_opinion_polling_for_the_2020_United_States_presidential_election
2020 United States presidential election. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_United_States_presidential_election
Voting & COVID-19. https://www.vote.org/covid-19/
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