2020 Request For Proposals
A key element of our strategy has been funding pilots in states, counties, and municipalities interested in offering mobile voting as an option to voters to increase access to the ballot and participation. The goal of the pilots is to not only test the security, transparency, and usability of mobile voting applications, but also to produce real-world proofs of concept to drive cultural and policy change around how we view and conduct elections. In less than three years, the Mobile Voting Project has successfully conducted pilots in West Virginia, Colorado (Denver), Utah (Utah County), Oregon (Jackson and Umatilla Counties), and Washington (Pierce County).
With this RFP, we are seeking jurisdictions with election administrators who are forward-thinking, innovative, and dedicated to ensuring every voter can exercise their fundamental right to vote privately, securely, and independently. We are also seeking jurisdictions where election administrators have the statutory/legal authority to help us expand mobile voting to general voting public, beyond UOCAVA voters.
Pilots with approved jurisdictions will be treated as partnerships. The Mobile Voting Project will not interfere with election processes, protocols, and timelines in any way. Our role will be to provide election administrators and their staff with the resources, expertise, and support to successfully implement, publicize, and evaluate mobile voting elections with an emphasis on security, transparency, auditability, and creating a policy pathway for wider implementation. As part of the partnership, the Mobile Voting Project will provide in-kind media and technical assistance, as well as a one-time capacity grant (amount will vary based on pilot scope) for the total cost of the mobile voting pilot with the selected vendor.
If you are interested in participating, please follow this link to respond to the RFP:
If you have any questions about the process, please email [email protected]