Campaign: New Strategies and Techniques

Direct Democracy with Revokable Proxy Voting By Subject

Given different expertise levels and passions to engage in certain topics, some people are simply far more expert than others. If one were able to vote on anything, or alternatively assign one's votes on particular subject areas to someone else they trust to vote wisely, then one could have confidence that their vote is most aligned with their intent. Proxied votes could be re-proxied to others as desired, potentially ...more »

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Campaign: New Strategies and Techniques

Ability to vote "No" against a candidate.

A "No" vote against a candidate would offset a vote for the candidate. The candidate with the most net votes would win.

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Campaign: New Tools and Technologies

Look at Brazil's voting system. Maybe vote on ATMs?

As a citizen, you are required to vote, by law.

If they can figure out how to do it there, we can figure it out here.

Why can't we vote on bank machines, especially if we've bailed these banks out.

Let's make them useful for us!

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Campaign: Rulemaking

Secured network for Public Voting

There should be a government run website that citizens can log-in to with their Social Security Number and vote for bills and such. This website is doing nothing but stirring debates, not to say that is not important.

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Campaign: New Strategies and Techniques

Who are the open government dialog participants?

The idea of the open government dialog is great, but who are we having a dialog with? Using the “town meeting” analogy, there are no anonymous participants. When you say something in such a meeting you usually are known or state your name. Perhaps the same should apply here – the participating citizens should identify themselves. Part of a dialog is trust, how can I trust an anonymous voice? How many voices are really ...more »

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Campaign: New Strategies and Techniques

Allow voters to vote for more than one presidential candidate.

Approval voting[1] is a system where a voter may vote for as many candidates as he or she wishes. As an example, suppose a voter likes a particular third party candidate, as well as a mainstream candidate. Should the voter "throw their vote away" on the candidate who isn't likely to win, or vote for the mainstream candidate? With approval voting, they could simply vote for both candidates. The candidate with the ...more »

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Campaign: New Strategies and Techniques

Internet Voting to Replace Congress for Representation

The strategy of having elected Congress members to represent constituencies was applicable when we had such a spread out citizen population and no technology to get every voice heard. We now have the technology available to truly have a government by the people. We will of course need congress-people, but their and their staff's role will be merely to sort through people-generated ideas (like this website)and to formulate, ...more »

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Campaign: Uncategorized

Instant Runoff Voting

The vote should be one of IRV. The voter lists his preferences in order. If his first choice gets the fewest votes, his second choice gets his vote. The process is repeated until a candidate gets a plurality.

 

This does complicate the counting of votes. However, it improves the public dialogue, and encourages political participation.

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Campaign: New Strategies and Techniques

Obama ellicit a national awreness discussion on The State of Our Democracy

The systems that are supposed to make our democracy the best in the world are failing us. That is why the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) was passed about 10 years ago, supposedly to fix certain problems. We now know that it was an utter boondoggle which pushed the country towards electronic voting, an outrageous "failure of the imagination." We need to take pride in the working of our democracy again and to do that ...more »

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Campaign: Uncategorized

Allow Users to Change Their Vote

When I vote on an issue on opengov, I can't change it later if I change my mind. I propose that users should have the capability to remove or change their vote on an issue. In order to maintain accountability, their voting history on that issue should be accessible with the times of their changes.

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Campaign: New Strategies and Techniques

Electoral Reform

Both the Executive and Congress are in constant betrayal of the public trust because they represent less than 30% of the public. 70% of America did not vote for Obama, but to be fair to him, he is the same as Bush--irrelevant as long as we have a system owned by Wall Street. We must demand of Obama and Congress, the latter as the price for not being recalled or defeated in 2010, an Electoral Reform Act along the following ...more »

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Campaign: Legal & Policy Challenges

Legal accountability for campaign promises

There should be an established framework for politicians to make *binding* pre-election promises. Perhaps some sort of federal filing form, similar to "registering" to be on a ballot. Along with their registration, they should be required to file a document of what things they truely promise to stick to, if elected. Then, if they are elected, and violate those promises.... They should be directly, and instantly, impeachable, ...more »

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