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A polling station map that shows which station can be easily accessed by people in wheelchairs and also shows with which voting mechanisms a station is equipped. Creating awareness and giving information on billboards, sport events, malls, lobbies.

A polling station map that shows which station can be easily accessed by people in wheelchairs and also shows with which voting mechanisms a station is equipped. Creating awareness and giving information on billboards, sport events, malls, lobbies.

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Traditionally surveys are paper-based during an event. Even an electronic-based system represents a challenge for the organizer. NFC (Near Field Communication) technology allows to establish communication with a "touch" for smart-phones and alike.

Traditionally surveys are paper-based during an event. Even an electronic-based system represents a challenge for the organizer. NFC (Near Field Communication) technology allows to establish communication with a "touch" for smart-phones and alike.

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What if we filled cubes like the one outside Apple's flagship NYC store with thousands of balls at every voting poll?

What if we filled cubes like the one outside Apple's flagship NYC store with thousands of balls at every voting poll?

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Voting is about trust and evidence. I propose a tangible artifact augmented by reliable technology with a digital infrastructure redundancy. This idea is about  evidence from the mail that can be read with hands and eyes to the secured ballot box.

Voting is about trust and evidence. I propose a tangible artifact augmented by reliable technology with a digital infrastructure redundancy. This idea is about evidence from the mail that can be read with hands and eyes to the secured ballot box.

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Polling places are "found spaces" re-used for voting. This makes it difficult to provide similar access everywhere. This concept suggests a longer-term project to research and prototype an ideal universal polling place

Polling places are "found spaces" re-used for voting. This makes it difficult to provide similar access everywhere. This concept suggests a longer-term project to research and prototype an ideal universal polling place

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With the use of community shuttle buses and color coding, there is less confusion in the voting process in terms of where to go and how to get there.

With the use of community shuttle buses and color coding, there is less confusion in the voting process in terms of where to go and how to get there.

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Anyone who lives in an area with public transportation will receive free public transportation ovn Election Day to a simpler kiosk

Anyone who lives in an area with public transportation will receive free public transportation ovn Election Day to a simpler kiosk

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Fingerprinting, a clear method of identification, can be applied to voting by having each person cast their votes through dipping their fingers into different colors and marking them on a sheet of paper.

Fingerprinting, a clear method of identification, can be applied to voting by having each person cast their votes through dipping their fingers into different colors and marking them on a sheet of paper.

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A pre-paid democracy envelope kit inspired by Netflix that includes all necessary things to register, vote and then mail the envelope with no cost.

A pre-paid democracy envelope kit inspired by Netflix that includes all necessary things to register, vote and then mail the envelope with no cost.

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Now the voting experience might change and people use online sites or remote devices. But if a person chose to visit an actual location for various reasons, shouldn't that space be redesigned to accommodate the need for these people to visit again.

Now the voting experience might change and people use online sites or remote devices. But if a person chose to visit an actual location for various reasons, shouldn't that space be redesigned to accommodate the need for these people to visit again.

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We want to build a website that allows all people (but especially those with disabilities) to know more about their polling locations. It crowdsources info about accessibility, specific issues and how many people will be voting (and when).

We want to build a website that allows all people (but especially those with disabilities) to know more about their polling locations. It crowdsources info about accessibility, specific issues and how many people will be voting (and when).

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School-age children in immigrant families often act as translators and interpreters for their parents for a range of issues. How can we reach out to them to let them know the election resources available to them and their parents?

School-age children in immigrant families often act as translators and interpreters for their parents for a range of issues. How can we reach out to them to let them know the election resources available to them and their parents?

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If casting a ballot could be as easy as validating a bus ticket it would make taking the voting machine to the voter physically easier. A completed ballot only needs to have the voters choices on it, not all the possible options on the blank ballot.

If casting a ballot could be as easy as validating a bus ticket it would make taking the voting machine to the voter physically easier. A completed ballot only needs to have the voters choices on it, not all the possible options on the blank ballot.

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