Congratulations to our 11 Winning Concepts and to our entire community for your efforts creating, collaborating, building and refining throughout the challenge!
Read more about our final concepts – and remember: the challenge may have ended, but the conversation continues. Has this challenge inspired you to make elections more accessible in your own community?
THE BUBBLE PROBLEM:
We address the problem on college campuses of how students exist within a bubble, disconnected from current events. Our process integrates the election seamlessly into student’s lives and could feasibly be applied elsewhere.
Starting with young people, design training and activities to build on previous knowledge using civic building exercises combined with awareness and empathy exercises to illuminate barriers to the process that exist for many.
For many individuals, even getting to a polling place is out of the question. This post outlines a concept of an iPad running custom voting software that will allow flexible absentee voting in places such as hospitals.
Voter’s Voice is a free online platform to allow voters to rate polling stations, suggest improvements, and connect with election officials to advocate for improvements to polling station accessibility, equipment and the general voting experience.
Similar to the priority seats in public transport or the priority boarding at airports for elderly and families - there should be a priority queue for voting. It should be for people with disabilities and other limitations.
(Update of Community Clerks) Underserved communities already have people who know and work with them, and have developed personal relationships. We should train these people to do voter registration, outreach, and education.
Voter Help Hub System is a secured network that connects, alerts and coordinates volunteers of areas needing assistance. Information is aggregated from voting survey data indicating disability assistance needs in specific communities to vote.