We hope to create a more educated and involved electorate. With today's technology, this should be happening already.
We are creating this environment by lowering the bar for interaction with your civic connections, just as Facebook and Twitter have done for your personal connections and Linked In has done for your professional connections. Our web site will be a true social media environment for you, your network, and your interactions with elected government officials at every level. You will be able to see your ballot before election time on your computer, tablet, smartphone, complete with links to blogs, news, editorials, campaign websites, etc. on each name and referendum. Inbetween elections, you will receive email alerts telling you when and where a meeting is being held that affects anything you told us you wanted to be alerted about in your profile. You will be able to view all local, statewide, and national meeting agendas and vote on each item so your elected official can see how you feel. You will also be able to see how all votes are trending, etc. At election time, you will then see your elected official's grade based on how he or she voted compared to your votes. All of this is being created by powerful web-based applications.
Our story is simple: We want to make democracy more user-friendly - at every level - but in particular, at the local level where not only educated voting (Do you really know who to vote for at the local level when you close that curtain?), but finding and commenting on what is happening at local council meetings, school board meetings, etc. has been very difficult. With today's technology, being an empowered citizen is overdue and Voterheads is committed to doing something about it.
Wouldn't it be nice if I could just enter my street address on a web site, click on "See My Ballot" and up it would come with links to all the research (news, blogs, etc.) I needed to make an informed voting decision on each name and item before I went to the ballot box?
Wouldn't it be nice if I could subscribe to an email alert service that would let me know anytime there was a local meeting agenda item that might affect me, (such as a property near my house that was applying for re-zoning)...and be able to cast my vote and comment online showing my like or dislike for that item?
Voterheads wants to make all of this a reality. It's about time...