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Votem: Secure Mobile Voting Platform on the Blockchain

Votem is pleased to introduce VAST, the only token that will enable citizens around the world to easily vote online with unprecedented verifiability, accessibility, security, and transparency.

The pre-sale will start on February 27th 2018 17:00 UTC


THE WORLD’S MOST SECURE ONLINE VOTING PLATFORM



Votem simply believes it should be easy to vote and impossible to cheat; our VAST Token (to be released in our upcoming token distribution event) along with our Proof of Vote™ protocol and CastIron™ Elections Management Platform, improves the efficacy of voting by ensuring the integrity of the voting process, confidentiality of the voters’ choices, and validity of the results.

Votem’s approach is rooted in a deep understanding of both voter behavior and the demands of election officials and legislators. Unlike most blockchain-driven startups seeking traction in the voting market, Votem is an established company with existing products, revenue generating customers, and a proven track record. Votem has successfully run multiple U.S. federal elections (2016 primary, general, and special elections) and tallied over 8,200,000 online votes using blockchain.



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There are hundreds of major elections across the globe in any given year. In 2017, there were over 70 major public elections involving nearly 500 million voters, a number that does not include the millions who vote in private associations, corporate proxy voting, polling, and market surveying.  Unfortunately, despite the best intentions and efforts of elections officials, the level of trust in elections has plummeted, the degree of voting access has declined, and the cost to taxpayers has risen.

Votem was founded to tackle these issues.

Restoring trust. In an era where you can track a package from the warehouse to your front door step in real time, it’s still nearly impossible to know with 100% confidence that your ballot was counted as cast. With CastIron™, Votem’s blockchain-based mobile voting platform, we give the voter, the election officials, and ultimately the public and advocacy groups, the ability to verify every single vote as it’s being cast. Finally, as a voter, you don’t need to have blind trust that your vote was properly counted, you can personally verify it (without sacrificing anonymity) - particularly useful in regimes that might be less than trustworthy.

Improving access to voting. In a large survey by the U.S. Census Bureau, difficulty in making it to the polls was found to be the number one reason why people don’t vote. We believe that allowing people to securely and safely vote online and through their mobile devices can increase voter turnout and drive up the level of voter engagement.

Saving taxpayer dollars. Elections come at a significant cost to taxpayers - one which is rarely discussed. In the US, more than $1 billion is spent annually on election administration, or approximately $30 per voter.  In Australia, the cost of federal elections has risen 15% since 1990 resulting in an estimated $230 million bill, or roughly $15 (AUD) per voter for the most recent election. Votem’s platform can cut these administrative election costs significantly and realize greater technological efficiencies for organizations that want to run voting events while improving trust and accessibility for voters.

As governments and private organizations consider ways to best serve their citizens and members with a focus on restoring trust in voting, improving access, and operating secure, well-run elections, we think it is important they think about the lifespan of the systems and methods deployed to ensure they will meet the needs of changing electorates. We think it’s vital to consider voting systems and methods built for the future that earn the trust of participants rather than demand it; systems that are built for and guided by the dynamics of the voting public they serve.




TEAM

Votem positions itself between the tech-savvy blockchain entrepreneurs who don’t understand the intricacies of running elections and the traditional election systems manufacturers who rely heavily on traditional voting methods. Our approach is rooted in a deep understanding of both voter behavior and the demands of election officials and legislators. Our team is comprised of seasoned entrepreneurs, tenured academics, and experienced election experts with the business leadership, domain expertise, and technical prowess to execute on our plans.
 


•   Pete Martin(Founder and CEO)

•   Bob Stewart (CTO)

•   Srini Kandikattu (VP of Engineering)

   
•   Dave Wallick (Director of Testing and Certification)

   
•   Dr. Kun Peng (e-Voting Security Architect)


ADVISORY BOARD
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•     Emin Gün Sirer (Co-Director, IC3; Associate Professor of Computer Science, Cornell University)

•     Craig Burton (Founder, Everyone Counts)

   
•     Steve Babbage (Distinguished Engineer, Security Research Manager and Chief Cryptographer, Vodafone)

   
•     Peter Haynes (Co-founder, Polyverse. Former Senior Director, Microsoft)

•     Michael Barrett (Former Chief Information Security Officer – PayPal, Former VP, Security & Privacy Strategy – American Express)

•     Alex Tapscott (Advisory Board, Elections Canada; Co-Founder, Blockchain Research Institute; CEO, NextBlock Global)


TOKEN SALE OVERVIEW

The public pre-sale will start on February 27th 2018 17:00 UTC
The token generation event will commence Q3 2018


Participation Vehicle: SAFT ("Simple Agreement for Future Tokens")

KYC: Required for all pre-sale participants

Accreditation: Required for all pre-sale participants


   Early Bird Bonus:
◦$10k - $24.9k -- 10% Discount with 1 Year Vesting

◦$25k - $99.9k -- 20% Discount with 2 Year Vesting

◦$100k +         -- 35% Discount with 3 Year Vesting

Maximum amount: $50,000,000 USD (ETH equivalent)

Minimum contribution: $10,000 USD (ETH equivalent)

Max VAST total supply: 300,000,000 (300M) VAST

Max VAST sold by crowdsale: 147,000,000 (147M) VAST

   
        ◦   Up to 147 million Tokens will be sold to the public, representing exactly 49% of the maximum total supply of 300 million Tokens. If not all 147 million Tokens are sold, fewer Tokens will be minted, in order to preserve the 49% ratio. For example, if only 100 million Tokens are sold, 100 million Tokens will represent 49% of the total supply meaning the total Token supply will be 204,081,633 million with all allocation ratios adjusted in a prorated manner.


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Not everyday we could find a good idea like this here,
is looking very experienced that is why I think this is good opportunity
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hello admin... Can I participate in the Indonesian translation for this token ??

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Not everyday we could find a good idea like this here,
is looking very experienced that is why I think this is good opportunity
to invest into promising tech it will will be worth for it.


Thank you deppil90 - look forward to your involvement in our community!

@votem: https://t.me/votem_ICO
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Should be interesting.
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February 23, 2018, 04:05:16 PM
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hello admin... Can I participate in the Indonesian translation for this token ??

You can check out our bounty thread for more information on this: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2984707.0

@votem: https://t.me/votem_ICO
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February 28, 2018, 10:10:31 AM
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Hey guys, urdu thread is now live: https://bitcoingarden.org/forum/index.php?topic=29743.new#new

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HI ALL!!!
i think if this project will do some good marketing doing well in a few election contest, could do really good things!!!
meanwhile, you can read italian thread HERE - QUI
or you can download italian WP HERE - QUI

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The project is promising and a future way of easy access to the world of voting.

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Hi Dev, Is there a bounty program ongoing? I would love to promote your project.

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Hi Dev, Is there a bounty program ongoing? I would love to promote your project.

Check it here https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2984707.0

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Hello devs! Do you have an updated roadmap?
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Hello devs! Do you have an updated roadmap?

According to the website, not really. After the end of the presale, next stage is the public sale in 6 months.

Most ICOs, go straight from presale to public sale, why a gap ?

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Vote of Confidence: Who Paper Hurts the Most
https://medium.com/votem/vote-of-confidence-who-paper-hurts-the-most-c2e851cc7868

Last week, we explored why the arguments for paper-based voting systems don’t stand up as well as they may seem. As previously stated in this series, paper certainly resolves some of the most pressing issues with today’s outdated voting machines but a regression to exclusively paper ballots will do harm to the voting public our civic infrastructure is designed to serve.

Accessibility: Traditional polling places are an archetypal image in what we associate with our elections. Long lines around the corner, happy voters wearing “I Voted” stickers on their lapel; the image is repeated virtually every election season. This image, however, casts voters of different abilities out completely.

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) conducted a study of 178 polling places spread across the United States during the 2016 elections. According to the GAO, ⅔ of the polling places, both for early voting and during election day, had some sort of impediment for voters with disabilities. That number was up from ½ of polling places during the 2008 study. According to the results of the study, published as part Pew’s “Stateline” series, impediments ranged from lack of wheelchair access to a polling place to special machines equipped with earphones and other modifications that weren’t even powered on the day of the election. As sobering as these figures are, things would get worse if there were to be a mass regression towards paper. Traditional paper-based voting systems have little to no accommodations for the visually impaired or hard of hearing. Furthermore, the traditional locales where paper balloting often do not meet minimum requirements for accessibility as determined by the United States Access Board.

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Heard a lot about voting via blockchain, now I see the project that tries to makes it in a real life. I love the idea
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Hello devs! Do you have an updated roadmap?

According to the website, not really. After the end of the presale, next stage is the public sale in 6 months.

Most ICOs, go straight from presale to public sale, why a gap ?


Yeah. I think so to. I read the review on cryptorated.com. Is this a commissioned review.
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They don't have much data about the project, the team or the tokensale so my guess is NO.

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Vote of Confidence: Voting for the Ages
https://medium.com/votem/vote-of-confidence-voting-for-the-ages-d01fd823843a



This past Tuesday, a bill was submitted to the DC Council that would lower the District’s voting age in all elections to 16. If passed, the bill would allow 16 and 17-year-olds to vote in everything from local to federal contests. With Congress having the final say on all legislation passed in DC, the bill will most likely not pass. The bill does, however, raise an important point about enfranchising some of our youngest voters and how mobile voting may be an inevitbalility.

In Takoma Park, MD, a suburb just north of D.C., 16 and 17-year-olds are allowed to vote in local and municipal elections. In 2013, the first year these minors were able to participate, 44% of those registered came out to vote. For a national election, this turnout rate would be paltry, but for this election, which was to elect council members and mayor, only 11% of the rest of the adult population of Takoma Park turned out to vote. The turnout discrepancy demonstrated a desire to participate in local government amongst local youth, one that is considerably larger than most adults.

Webroots Democracy (WB), a British think tank dedicated to mobile voting, recently published a study on the potential success of an online voting program in Scotland. Data in the report demonstrates how the youngest eligible voting block in the U.K., 18–24-year-olds, have a considerably lower turnout in the past five General Elections than the oldest block, those who are 65 years or older. The same study shows data that, for activities like banking and email, the percent of online engagement is nearly the inverse. In the UK’s next general election, the youngest voters will have been born in 2004 and will have spent their entire lives gaining fluency in a newly minted mobile world. According to the British Office of National Statistics, 98% of British individuals ages 16–24 use the internet while on the go.

A Pew Study from 2016 shows the discrepancies in internet use and smartphone ownership on a global scale, and the numbers are no less stark than in the UK. In some of the world’s fastest-growing countries, like Nigeria and India, the difference in smartphone ownership and internet usage between those above and below the age of 34 years.

While none of these statistics are particularly shocking, they do speak to a considerable shift in the standards of communication in our changing world. It also begs the question, how do governments harness youthful enthusiasm for politics in a pragmatic way? We have a nascent generation of adults who are interacting in a way that is completely different from what we were used to 20 years ago.

Mobile voting is a simple, cost-effective solution that would allow a generation already literate in mobile technology to participate in the democratic process without dealing with the ideologically remote logistics of traditional polling places.

If we are to engage the youth vote, the easiest way will be to offer them a method to cast their ballot in a medium with which they are already proficient. The dissonance between our current technological standards and outdated voting methods will have a greater impact on our youth than the current, average voter.

No matter the outcome of DC’s proposed voting bill, its submission should serve as a portent of a new generation of voters who will have vastly different standards than we have today.

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