Online Tool to Document Voting Issues
October 28, 2008
Rob Stuart, president of Evolve Strategies has a new web-based tool for voters to report Election Day problems. Here's how he described it:
Be a part of the election protection network.
In this year of record voter registration and new voters heading to the polls, VoterStory.org has launched a non-partisan voter complaint system as a networking resource for people who face difficulty casting a ballot and for groups monitoring the polls on Election Day, November 4. By filling out a form on the VoterStory web widget, voters will not only have their stories heard; they will also have their complaints promptly addressed by qualified organizations in their communities. Voter ActionÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Watch the Vote program will use the VoterStory data along with data from the 1-866-MyVote1 hotline in order to ensure that any problems with the election administration are reported and addressed.
In order to make sure as many voters as possible have a way to report their problems, we are asking webmasters, bloggers and others with large online networks to help us in crowdsourcing this protection of the democratic process. The VoterStory.org web widget is available to be placed on any site, where it will offers an online voter complaint form that classifies problems and directs data to qualified voter protection organizations. It also promotes the 1-866-MyVote1 and 1-866-OurVote hotline numbers, where voters can find their polling place or file a verbal complaint. The widget is easy to install and unobtrusive, but can have a huge impact on the fairness of our electoral process. We hope that you will join VoterAction, The League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania, and other prominent partners in our network of election protection. For more information, and to download the widget, please visit us.