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Our Voting Challenge has been a fun and collaborative effort from our global community. Together, we've tackled a complex and nuanced topic – one that many of us might not have been familiar with beforehand. Yet in true OpenIDEO style, we worked collectively to bring our insight, ideas and enthusiasm to an important question: How might we make the election experience accessible for everyone?
With 436 inspirations and 154 concepts submitted, the OpenIDEO, ITIF and LA County team certainly had our work cut out for us. Using your applause and comments as a guide, we pulled together a shortlisted set of ideas to go through a fast and spirited Refinement phase. And boy did we love what we saw! From new visual sketches and video presentations to detailed descriptions of how each concept would improve the voting experience, each of you impressed us with your vision and willingness to iterate for increased impact.
This week OpenIDEO met with ITIF and LA County for another round of tough decisions, this time choosing our Winning Concepts. This was not an easy undertaking but with the help of the community's evaluation scores, we identified 11 concepts that have the most potential to redefine what voting looks like for people with disabilities, language or literacy concerns, or other limitations that might exclude them from the voting process today:
As is always the case in our challenges, some of the Winning Concepts are ready to get implemented today, while others need even more refining and strategic planning before they can make it out into the world. Over the coming weeks and months, ITIF will have some exciting news to share about steps they're taking to help bring these ideas to life. So stay tuned – because there just might be a chance for you to bring an idea or two to your own community!
In the meantime, let's give a rip-roaring shout out to our 11 Winning Concepts, as well as to each and every one of our community members who shared stories, inspired with insights, and contributed concepts. It was a true team effort and we couldn't be prouder of the outcome!