The Voatz Voting App Would Enable Users to Cast Ballots with Their Phones

By: Alyson Wyers - Apr 17, 2015
References: voatz.nimsim & springwise
If you can already to your banking and manage highly sensitive information using your smartphone, why not expand to democratic participation and make a voting app? Harvard startup Voatz clearly followed this line of thinking, as they developed a secure app that enables people to vote from their smartphone as well as use opinion polls and donate to campaigns. This might not be the first thing that comes to mind when people discuss voting reform, but it's an alternative worth considering -- especially in an effort to get young people involved in the political process.

The Voatz voting app would require voters to go through an intensive identity authentication process and use a smartphone with biometric capabilities to participate in this technologically advanced remote voting system.