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Legal & Policy Challenges

Open electronic voting

A major impediment to transparent government is the widespread use of insecure electronic voting machines. These machines have been shown to be easily hackable, thus opening the door wide to voter fraud. Ultimately, an election might be rigged entirely, with no way to do a "recount" to correctly determine the will of the electorate.

A transparent government would mandate that all electronic voting machine hardware... more »

Voting

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(@karidrgn) kudos icon +

Do-It-Yourself Government

Changes to elections / breaking the two party system

I've heard ideas of how to add additional parties to our system. Right now due to our laws people don't vote for folks outside of Dems or Repubs cause if they do the person they REALLY don't like will be elected. So, I heard a way where if the person you select doesn't get X % of the vote then you can vote for a backup candidate.

Voting

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(@stalepie09) kudos icon +

Do-It-Yourself Government

Voting on issues

I would like to be able to vote on issues directly, rather than having elected representatives vote for us. With internet sites we could vote for which issues are worthwhile, then have a second vote that decides how the issue should be handled.

Voting

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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 »

Voting

24 votes
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(@jsnow0) kudos icon +

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 »

Voting

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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 »

Voting

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