Voting starts long before the official election days - we get motivated to vote by issues, candidates, or things we hear in our community. Can we start to build our ballot choices even before the ballot is created.
Many things can motivate voters to get involved. Can we create an app that would let each voter build their own "guidance system" over time?
For example, maybe an issue like voting on school funds gets someone thinking about voting. Maybe they need some time to gather information pro and con, or maybe they already know how they want to vote. They open the app, and indicate their first choice.
They are not marking an official ballot at this point, but saving their choices. The app stores all of these choices, allowing them to build an information base and even change their mind, until the official ballot is ready.
When the official ballot is ready, the app could deliver it to them, and transfer their choices into the ballot format. At that point, any of the concepts for DIY Voting or Marking a ballot Anywere or mobile voting would take over.