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Sierra Leone government denies the role of blockchain in its recent election

The National Electoral Commission Sierra Leone has come out with a clarification to – and, an outright condemnation – of the news that theirs was one of the first elections recorded to the

Sierra Leone just ran the first blockchain-based election

The citizens of Sierra Leone went to the polls on March 7 but this time something was different: the country recorded votes at 70% of the polling to the blockchain using a technology that is the first

Voting machine makers explain what they do (and don’t do) to make sure no one hacks the vote

As the House and Senate continue to examine the wave of disinformation around the 2016 presidential election, concerns around the security of voting systems examine something even more germane to the

Virginia just decertified its most hackable voting machines

Following a vote on Friday by the Virginia State Board of Elections, the state will take decisive action to ensure the integrity of its voting machines. Virginia’s election supervisors have inst

Exposed GOP database demonstrates the risks of data-hungry political campaigns

Since November, the Trump campaign’s possibly brilliant, maybe-just-lucky data strategy launched a thousand thinkpieces. Now, we’ve got a more intimate look at that data than we were ever

The government body that oversees the security of voting systems was itself hacked

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission, which is responsible for testing and certifying voting systems, among other things, was hacked around the time of the election, security outfit Recorded Future

Google will display election results as soon as polls close

Google has been highly involved with connecting U.S. voters to timely information throughout this election cycle, by offering everything from voter registration assistance to polling place information

Facebook gives users local ballot guides in voting initiative

Facebook rolled out a new feature today that gives users a full voter guide, from the presidential candidates to the down-ballot propositions and local politicians, in an effort to “encourage ci

Tinder brings “Swipe the Vote” worldwide, so everyone can have a say on Clinton vs Trump

Undecided voter? Still? Really?? Well, if you continue to be unsure as to where you stand on some of the most critical issues facing American voters in the upcoming election – like gun control,

Google adds ballot information to search results

Google is again stepping up its efforts to provide U.S. voters with all the information they need ahead of Election Day with the addition of ballot information to Google Search results. Web users who

Google is running home page ads pushing people to get registered to vote

Google is upping its efforts at getting its U.S. users registered to vote, via a pop-up ad that now appears directly on the desktop home page. The company has historically made an effort to help web u

Twitter will now help you register to vote, answer voter questions via direct message

Twitter today is the latest tech company to join the push to get more Americans registered to vote. The company is rolling out a new feature that will allow you to direct message the company’s @

Google adds Spanish-language voting guides to Search

Google is continuing its push to get more Americans registered to vote ahead of the upcoming presidential elections by expanding its voter information guides in Google Search to Spanish. While the com

Google search now includes info on how to vote

Google has rolled out an update to search aimed at helping U.S. users find out how they can vote in the upcoming November election. This includes information on what sort of ID you need to bring with

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 over

Google launches voter registration assistance in its search results

Google today is rolling out a new search feature that will help U.S. users learn how they can register to vote, according to their state’s requirements. When people search for “register t

Modernizing our voting procedures to reflect 21st century realities

In 2012’s presidential election, fewer than six in 10 Americans eligible to vote came out to perform their civic duty. What’s more, in 2014’s midterms, that number dropped to a staggeringly low

Six Problems With Our Democracy… And Who’s Working To Fix Them

In Silicon Valley and beyond there are several companies that are working to change the systemic problems with our government, and it's worth highlighting their efforts.

A Facebook Hack To A Greater Democracy

A month after the mid-term elections, the Republican Party is rejoicing and the Democrats are reeling. But it’s democracy that took a big hit. According to the NY Times, this election was the worst

The Backbone Of American Elections: Pen And Paper

Apple will soon put a touchscreen computer on our wrist. High school football is being reshaped for both players and coaches by the latest video technology. And a Silicon Valley pundit is waxing visio
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