The Challenge


How might we design an accessible election experience for everyone? read the brief


Vote Never

No need to vote. Register all the needs of the community in a database. Hire the most qualified people to work on solving the issues. Voting veils the reality of things.
Countries are like companies, like it or not. There are strict laws that govern publicly traded institutes anyway.  Our presidents are surrounded by advisors all the the time. So, when citizens needs are saved in a database in a micro detailed fashion,  new high level needs other than what we know might emerge. 
How will this concept improve election accessibility for everyone?
EveRyone will register their needs and concerns using all types of media technologies.
How well does this concept adapt to the changing needs of different voter communities?
Everyone can register their needs using different media technologies.
What kinds of resources – whether time, money, people, partnerships, technology or otherwise – will be needed to get this concept off the ground?
Information technology.


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February 27, 2012, 15:25PM
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Meena Kadri

February 27, 2012, 15:24PM
Interesting thoughts, Sidi. You might want to look over our Guiding Principles – especially the innovating under constraints section. On this challenge we are keen to support existing electoral systems. Looking forward to fresh ideas from you stemming from the pointers outlined here.
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