The voting pressures I experienced at a left-leaning liberal arts college got me thinking about voting dynamics and what drives voting behavior. Is there an opportunity to leverage peer influence in some way as we try to improve access?
For some, maybe just getting to the voting booth is difficult. But maybe we could create a carpooling system to enable people to come together and share rides to the booth. And better yet, just like the carpool lane, full cars get faster voting.
What if we could create a voting system that functioned like the food trucks that roam the streets of so many cities? We could improve access, reduce wait times at the polls and cut the amount of travel time required of voters (less CO2).
Interesting conversation here, guys. I understand from what you're saying that there's certainly a polarizing conversation to be had around privacy. Might also be interesting, though, to think about how technologies like these can open new doors to the disenfranchised and underserved.
Maybe, the paperwork and red tape involved in filling out an absentee ballot could be streamlined through ID technology. Or maybe we could improve accuracy and reduce foul play of mail-in submissions through ID technologies.
Thanks for the link, Jeroen. I saw Objectified a while back, but don't totally remember this specific clip so well. I think the GoodGrips Case Study is definitely one that gets used fairly often though. Hopefully it will serve as a springboard for more relevant and current examples for the challenge at hand.