Political engagement start-up PlaceAVote.com, which is built on Ethereum, has announced the launch of its web and mobile platforms, providing access to a secure, nonpartisan forum to give users a place to read, debate, and securely vote on political issues. The social platform protects and verifies the identity and accuracy of each user and their information.
Lack of trust the government and poor U.S. voter turnout has led to PlaceAVote developing a method to make the democratic process more accessible by providing district voters an easy way to connect with their representatives and share their thoughts throughout the legislative process. This also gives elected officials the ability to vote along with their constituencies.
This PlaceAVote service gives users a greater voice in national politics, allowing visibility into the latest bills, as well as the ability to send feedback and messages to the representatives passing these bills. Congressmen, via PlaceAVote, can get a view into their district’s views on different issues. Active voters can gain their own following, become subject matter experts and engage with public officials while publishing personal votes.
Luke Davis, Co-Founder of PlaceAVote, stated: “Our platform is intended to help citizens improve the weight of their votes, and hopefully encourage them to be involved and turn out for Election Day. PlaceAVote is the much-needed first step towards a better government that truly works for its people. Let’s use technology to prioritize the issues we care about and loudly communicate them to those we put in power as our delegates.”