Frequently Asked Questions

Who gets to vote?

Before the election, everyone gets handed a slip of paper that authenticates them to take part but keeps their identity anonymous. You can authorise people however you like before handing them their ballot slip, such as via checking photo ID against a list.

How do people vote?

Each slip has a barcode that can be scanned with the camera on a smartphone or a tablet. As soon as the barcode is scanned, the slip is activated and the person can cast their vote.

Does everyone need a phone?

No. It's easiest if most people do but if someone doesn't have their own device they can share someone elses. You can enrol multiple ballots to a single device, then pass it back and forth to vote. The same mechanism used to allow proxy votes.