On January 16th, I’m partnering with BallotReady, a Chicago election reform startup. We’re holding a civic hack to help BallotReady with their mission of injecting transparency into the election process. Here’s an excerpt from an article I wrote at the CivicBLUE 1647 website:
We do this by providing 3 services: information on candidates, reminders about the election, and access to the information in the voting booth. Information on candidates is our primary product. By gathering simple information about candidates like biographic details and issue stances, we allow people to make an informed choice. The next hurdle is getting to the poll. Users can sign-up on our website for email reminders about election day. We are also working on other “behavioral nudges”, like linking to your online calendar. Finally, we allow users to save their ballot on our website, so they can pull up our mobile version in the voting booth as remind themselves who they previously selected.