Where is it Happening?

Umatilla County, Oregon

Umatilla County will implement a mobile voting pilot in their November 2019 special election. The pilot will offer blockchain-based mobile voting to active-duty military, their eligible dependents and overseas voters, using their smartphones. Umatilla is the fifth jurisdiction nationwide to implement a mobile voting pilot. The pilot will be used by troops and overseas citizens serving abroad, who have traditionally had to rely on using absentee paper ballots, making it difficult to participate in elections.

Jackson County, Oregon

The latest jurisdiction to implement a mobile voting pilot in the U.S. The pilot will offer blockchain-based mobile voting to active-duty military, their eligible dependents and overseas voters, using their smartphones, during the November 2019 special election. The pilot is a collaboration between the Jackson County Clerk’s Elections Office, Voatz, Tusk Philanthropies and the National Cybersecurity Center.

West Virginia

Mobile voting was offered to Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) voters in the May 2018 primary and November 2018 general elections. Both of these mobile voting pilots were conducted using the Voatz app. See Case Study

Denver

Mobile voting was offered to military and overseas voters in the May 2019 municipal elections and June 2019 runoff. The Voatz app was used for both elections and successful post-election audits were conducted by the National Cybersecurity Center and Denver Elections Division. View Audit

Utah County

Utah County offered mobile voting to military and overseas voters in the August 2019 municipal elections. The National Cybersecurity Center conducted a successful post-election audit and Utah County has decided to extend its mobile voting pilot to the November 2019 election. In that election, Utah County will allow disabled voters to use the Voatz app, becoming the first jurisdiction to offer mobile voting to U.S. citizens that are not military and overseas voters. View Audit

Recent updates:

Audits & Case Studies

October 2019 Umatilla County, Oregon

Umatilla County will implement a mobile voting pilot in their November 2019 special election. The pilot will offer blockchain-based mobile voting to active-duty military, their eligible dependents and overseas voters, using their smartphones. Umatilla is the fifth jurisdiction nationwide to implement a mobile voting pilot. The pilot will be used by troops and overseas citizens serving abroad, who have traditionally had to rely on using absentee paper ballots, making it difficult to participate in elections.

October 2019 Utah County

Utah County extends its mobile voting pilot for the upcoming November election and broadens eligibility to include the disabled community. This will be the first time that mobile voting is offered to U.S. citizens that are not military or overseas voters.

October 2019 Utah County

The National Cybersecurity Center (NCC) successfully completed a third-party audit of Utah County’s August mobile voting pilot. The audit showed that votes cast using the Voatz app were recorded and tabulated accurately. The full audit can be found here. In a step toward continued transparency, the Utah County Election Divisionhosted a livestream with NCC publicaly auditing the August election.

September 2019 Jackson County, Oregon

Jackson County, Oregon is the latest jurisdiction to implement a mobile voting pilot in the U.S. The pilot will offer blockchain-based mobile voting to active-duty military, their eligible dependents and overseas voters, using their smartphones, during the November 2019 special election. The pilot is a collaboration between the Jackson County Clerk’s Elections Office, Voatz, Tusk Philanthropies and the National Cybersecurity Center.

August 2019 Denver

The National Cybersecurity Center releases their post-election audit of the Denver Municipal election mobile voting pilots. Their audit concluded that the pilot was "a success" and that "There were no issues with the tabulation and recording of the ballots, and the auditors were pleased with the results overall." The full audit can be found here.

July 2019 Utah County

Utah’s second-most populous county will offer mobile voting as an option for active-duty military, their eligible dependents, and overseas voters in August 2019 municipal elections. Utah County is the third jurisdiction in the U.S. to partner with Tusk Philanthropies on their national efforts to expand mobile voting.

March 2019 Denver

The Denver Elections Division announces that they have selected Voatz to conduct their mobile voting pilot during the May 2019 municipal elections and subsequent June 2019 runoff (if necessary).

November 2018 West Virginia

November general election is conducted for military and overseas voters with the Voatz app. Every submitted vote is counted, a thorough audit of the program is conducted, and voters are surveyed to get a sense of their experience with the technology.

August 2018 West Virginia

After a successful post-election security audit of the May pilot - Secretary of State Warner announces that mobile voting for UOCAVA voters will be opened to the entire state for the November general election. 24 counties opt to allow mobile voting for their UOCAVA voters.

May 2018 West Virginia

Primary elections are held - with mobile voting on the Voatz app opened to two counties for an initial test of the technology.

March 2018 West Virginia

Mobile voting pilot for UOCAVA voters in the May 2018 primary election is announced by Secretary of State Mac Warner. Electronic delivery of ballots begins.

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