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Voting At Your Fingertips - Biometric App

Given our mobile and digital lifestyles, we should no longer need to physically go somewhere to vote. There should be a means of voting via cell phone with the security of biometric verification.

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For smart phones, there could be a voting application where the phone's camera is activated to scan the user's eye, or the user could have their fingerprint scanned and verified. For those without smart phones, there could be a "vote by SMS" service where one would have to verify their identity through a number of PIN codes. Both means would be equipped with voice guidance to help individuals navigate their way through the process.

Inspiration from "Seamless" mobile payment service based on QR codes:


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I love this idea. I did lots of work with biometrics about 8 years ago when it was a new, exciting technology. It's inclusive and unique which really would help reduce barriers to allowing everyone to vote!

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