Hey, all! I’m Nathan with Follow My Vote. I’d love to answer any questions you have about our system. Thanks, Grizmoblust, for making this thread.
@Subnet That’s correct, we’re initially targeting the BitShares blockchain. We’re designing our system to be as blockchain agnostic as possible, though, so we can easily port to other chains as it makes sense to do so.
@Blindsite2k We’re hoping to shake up a lot of the process, and we think making a completely transparent and auditable voting system will have profound effects on the current political system, whether they formally adopt our technology or not. For example, in our system you can cast your vote and then replace it later if you change your mind or learn new information. Also, anyone can count the votes themselves (using our open source software) to get a tally they can trust, and because all voting data is public on the blockchain, anyone can do this at any time, even before the polls close. Now think about the combination of those two features: you can cast a vote for your favorite candidate, then watch and see how the results stack up, and change your vote later based on your analysis of who has the best shot of winning. We think that could break the two-party system and give independents a real shot. It also adds much-needed transparency to the unofficial polls, which currently cannot be trusted at all, but have a substantive effect on how people vote.
But with cognizance of the issues reivanen is pointing out, I personally see our system’s true value as being a tool that voluntary societies will benefit enormously from. At the end of the day, I don’t really want voting to be used to point a gun, but I do think voting is valuable information. Having a free software voting system available will, I think, be invaluable in enabling anarchic societies to communicate effectively and solve problems.
Our mission at Follow My Vote is to promote Truth and Freedom by empowering individuals to find and implement noncoercive solutions to societal problems. If that’s a mission you think you can get behind, we invite you to check out our ambassador program and our code contributor program. Let me know if you have any questions!