California and the United States are Republics, not true democratic states, due to vote count distortions like first past the post and gerrymandered districts, which all mathematically decay into single party +1 states of unequal representation. Well known voting methods that require only trivial ballot changes, studied by institutions like The Center For Election Science, can mitigate the effects and unearned power ...more »
We have social networks for personal, business/professional and neighborhoods. All are successful, focused and built around relationships, locations or activities. Let's create a network for the needs of citizens. Think LinkedIn for citizens and government services / agencies. The goal is to make this a citizen's home, their interface for the business and requirements of citizens. Think verified accounts for agencies ...more »
rrov addresses the toxic issue of partisanship by making it much easier for moderate candidates to be elected. in rank order voting, voters order all of the candidates by preference. in standard rank order voting, the candidate with the fewest most popular votes is removed. and the process repeats. this doesn't work. in reverse rank order voting, the candidate with the most least popular votes is removed. it's very similar ...more »
End the siege of voters outside stores by paid solicitors - put signature gathering online so the people can exercise their democratic right to have their needs addressed directly at the ballot box without special interests financing the current antiquated process.
People will create or join issue groups and choose a dollar amount to be delivered via Bitcoin if the Blockchain determines lawmakers voted in line with their wishes. Lawmakers would have to consider the campaign contributions offered not just by the elite's lobbyists' but also of the people who now have a organizational system that aggregates influence and delivers it in the most effective way.
Most everyone has access to a phone or computer. Allow people to vote through their social networks - Facebook, Google, Twitter - and automatically display results live-time.
Trying to understand the complex language found on most ballots is frustrating and often results in uninformed voters approving unintended consequences, or low voter turnout. SeePolitical breaks the mold by offering unbiased entertaining educational content that informs and empowers voters in their native languages. Specifically, SeePolitical seeks to engage every voter and potential voter though original content ...more »
In every election I've seen, politicians only come to California with their hand out and give us nothing in return. In the meantime, "battle ground" states are flooded with billions of dollars to sway their votes because of the competitive split of voters . Desperate politicians pay attention to those states and focus all their promises and money on them. Democrats take California for granted and Republicans write off ...more »
All e-petitions available to the governors and the legislative bodies for review.
Brazil and other nations require all, repeat all citizens to vote as a precondition to all other rights, the ability to have a bank account, etc. They even go into the jungle to get indigenous people to vote. Almost everyone votes. The only ID you should need is your SS# or other comparable gov't ID. In order to have a nation for the people, the people must vote. No vote, no credit cards, no email, no cable, no driver's ...more »
We are increasing voter turnout by giving people a fast, fun, and easy way to become informed. Simply answer a few questions to find which candidates support the same things you do, and have a track record to back it up. Essentially, it's matchmaking for politics. We've designed an experience that is fast, fun and engaging, while the real magic happens under the hood. Our proprietary matching algorithm does all the heavy ...more »