Greetings everyone! I had an idea that may be potentially useful in helping to create a tool to hold public officials accountable to their constituents. Some key concepts for this App include;
A voter registry that can be verified in real time in order to prevent voting fraud. This could also be built in a way that allows the individual to voluntarily associate / disassociate with any given level of government. A truly Voluntary Political system.
Another unique concept this app could make possible is a real time time vote of confidence. An example of how this could be used in a City level body politic: Each resident of a city is given a random account number that displays certain information publicly in anonymous fashion. Any given individual would be able to verify their vote was cast and correctly accounted for at any given time. This could potentially eliminate the vast majority of voter fraud that is possible in current electoral systems.
Once again taking the City level body politic as an example, each individual would have the power to change their vote in real time which is another safeguard against corruption & abuse of power by elected officials. An example of how this could work: Each resident of a city is given one vote for the position of mayor. Once a majority choice was established, the Individual selected for the position of Mayor is publicly displayed along with the number of people supporting them, their budget & public project expenses, etc. If this individual loses the confidence of a resident in the city, that resident could very easily withdraw their support of the mayor. If a certain confidence threshold was broken on the downside, the public servant would face certain consequences from being locked out of the public account, to losing their job if their actions deemed that appropriate according to their constituents.
The next major function of this program would be monetary accountability by public institutions. Public funds could be displayed and accounted for in real time so the residents of the city know where money is going. The extent to which public funds were view able could be adjusted to suit the type of public institution as well. An example of this being a small rural town may have a high level of trust in their mayor and/or a very small public budget in which case only the the total city budget would be displayed. A bigger urban area could set the constraints so that all public funds are traceable and displayed in real time up until that money goes to an individual employee or a private business the City hired.
As someone not technically skilled in the area of programming or code writing, I’m unable to develop this app on my own. It is my hope that some individuals with the technical skill will see the potential & use behind this idea and collaborate with me in developing the app. I also am open to discussing any additional or alternate functions that would serve to limit opportunities for corruption among public servants and the institutions they run.