voting Archive

Shocking Secrets Exposed in This Especially Revealing Open Thread

I don’t have anything this week except for getting us all competitively riled up to register people to vote, which is so boring, but we can make it fun and game-like. Apparently the number of new voters xoJane readers registered to vote through our widget is so far only in the double … Continue reading Source link

Donald Trump's Taxes Say More About America Than They Do About Him

This weekend, some sainted individual in the depths of Trump Tower kindly wrote the next chapter in my ongoing but currently 22-segment Donald Trump RPF by leaking his 1995 tax return to the New York Times, which promptly printed it, because as we all know, the media are almost as mean as Secretary … Continue reading Source link

Canadians: you have until Oct 7 to weigh in on using voting machines in national elections

“Canadians have until October 7, 2016 to provide their feedback to the Parliamentary Special Committee on Electoral Reform, which is studying the possibility of national online voting, along with having consultations about using electronic voting machines in national elections.” Canadians who choose to submit a brief to the Committee must meet the following criteria/conditions: * only one (1) brief can be submitted …

Qubie is an open hardware solution for tracking wait times at voting places

With an incredibly important national election coming up, it’s more critical than ever that everyone who can vote does — and is able to. Election tech firm Free and Fair is hoping to help avoid overflowing voting locations with a simple, open source device that automatically monitors waiting times and keeps voters and officials informed. Free and Fair creates open source software for polling places, …

When Today's Teens Run for Office

Today we try to figure out what happens when our future presidential candidates have thousands of Tweets and Tumblr posts and Instagrams in their online record. Flash Forward: RSS | iTunes | Twitter | Facebook | Web | Patreon | Reddit What happens, when today’s teens start running for office? When their entire internet history is there, searchable, for us to read? What if these …

"Tellin The World" 1972 voting PSA aimed at 18-25 y/o working-class voters

Amy Sloper writes, “This is a really timely (while still feeling dated) voting PSA about the importance of tellin’ the world your opinion by voting.” It features an original theme song performed by Melissa Manchester with great lyrics, including: “Sooner or later the world moves in, it gives you a shove or a kick in the shin, asking brother who the …