Voting Tech Startups:
Democracy Live is the largest provider of cloud and tablet-based voting technologies in the U.S. They are a multi-faceted platform that is driven to allow anyone, anywhere, to vote easily and securely. In January 2020, they made headlines in the New York Times for being selected by King County in Seattle for a pilot mobile-only election.
A graduate of MassChallenge’s Boston Program in 2017, Voatz is a mobile election voting platform, secured via smart biometrics, real-time ID verification, and blockchain for irrefutability. In the 2018 midterm elections, Voatz was used in 24 counties as a pilot program in West Virginia. The program was restricted to active military and overseas voters. Though this group may seem small, starting with this group constitutes a gigantic step in mobile voting becoming a reality.
Election Systems & Software (ES&S) is not your typical startup. They are actually the world’s leading provider of voting equipment and election support services. However, their approach to innovation is what makes them unique. Based out of Omaha, Nebraska, ES&S keeps their focus always on future approaches and technology to advance voting in the US for the better.