Where is it Happening?

New Jersey

New Jersey is implementing a mobile voting option for voters with disabilities in their May  elections. New Jersey becomes the first state to offer a mobile voting option in direct response to in-person voting concerns amid COVID-19. Voters with disabilities will be able to access a secure balloting portal for the upcoming election.

Delaware

Delaware will offer a secure, fully accessible balloting portal for its June primary election. All registered voters who have a qualifying physical disability or are active-duty military overseas and their eligible dependents will be able to use their computer, smartphone, or tablet to vote in the upcoming election.

King County, Washington

The King Conservation District in Washington State is implementing mobile voting for their Board of Supervisors election. This marks the 9th election and 5th state to implement a mobile voting solution for an election and will be the first-time mobile voting is available to all eligible registered voters. For this election, all 1.2M registered voters residing in the KCD’s service area are eligible to vote on their mobile device using the Democracy Live platform.

Umatilla County, Oregon

Umatilla County implemented a mobile voting pilot in their November 2019 special election. The pilot offered blockchain-based mobile voting to active-duty military, their eligible dependents and overseas voters, using their smartphones. Umatilla was the fifth jurisdiction nationwide to implement a mobile voting pilot. The pilot was 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 Jackson County mobile voting pilot offered 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 was 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. For the June 2020 primary, West Virginia has expanded mobile voting options to citizens with disabilities. 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

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Audits & Case Studies

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May 2020 New Jersey

New Jersey is implementing a mobile voting option for voters with disabilities in their May  elections. New Jersey becomes the first state to offer a mobile voting option in direct response to in-person voting concerns amid COVID-19. Voters with disabilities will be able to access a secure balloting portal for the upcoming election.

May 2020 Delaware

Delaware will offer a secure, fully accessible balloting portal for its June primary election. All registered voters who have a qualifying physical disability or are active-duty military overseas and their eligible dependents will be able to use their computer, smartphone, or tablet to vote in the upcoming election.

April 2020 West Virginia

West Virginia is implementing online voting for a second time in their primary elections in June. West Virginia was the first state in the nation to pilot online voting in 2018 for overseas and military voters. Given the success of last year’s pilot for UOCAVA voters, Secretary of State Mac Warner led the effort to make West Virginia the second state in the nation to offer online voting for certain citizens with disabilities.

January 2020 King County, Washington

The King Conservation District in Washington State is implementing mobile voting for their Board of Supervisors election. This marks the 9th election and 5th state to implement a mobile voting solution for an election and will be the first-time mobile voting is available to all eligible registered voters. For this election, all 1.2M registered voters residing in the KCD’s service area are eligible to vote on their mobile device using the Democracy Live platform.

October 2019 Umatilla County, Oregon

Umatilla County implemented a mobile voting pilot in their November 2019 special election. The pilot offered blockchain-based mobile voting to active-duty military, their eligible dependents and overseas voters, using their smartphones. Umatilla was the fifth jurisdiction nationwide to implement a mobile voting pilot. The pilot was 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 Division hosted a livestream with NCC publicaly auditing the August election.

September 2019 Jackson County, Oregon

The Jackson County mobile voting pilot offered 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 was 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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