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Register to vote in 30 seconds by scanning your ID 🇺🇸

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Michael Head@mikevhead
Hi everyone, another maker here who did a large part of the development work. Thank you so much for all of your support and input. We want this app to be as seamless and secure as possible, so please don't hesitate to let us know how we can improve. I'm happy to answer any technical questions you might have about the app. Like Nathaniel said, every connection is established securely using the state registrar's official certificate, and absolutely none your information is stored by anyone but the state. We keep the information in the app while you register, and then permanently delete it on submission. We're working hard to add the remaining 19 states before the general election, and we're always looking for good developers to help us get there. I'm primarily an iOS developer, so Android skills are highly prized to help us reach across platforms and register as many voters as possible. Please let me know if I can clarify anything or address any specific technical concerns, and thanks again for checking us out! -Michael
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Nathaniel Heller
Maker
@fivext · Register to Vote
Hey everyone, one of the makers here to help answer any questions you might have. Thank you again to Mark for hunting us. We really want to make sure Californians are registered before the May 22nd deadline, and if you've happened to miss your primary, don't fret! Register to Vote can still help you register for the general election. I know security is a big issue that comes to mind every time personal information like addresses, names, and email addresses are involved in an application. Rest assured, we do not store any information populated by your state-issued barcode, nor information that you input manually. Our application functions like autofill systems do in most modern browser, but using information from the barcode as well as user entered information. The security is handled through the state registrar's official certificate, and all submissions go directly through the state's already-existing website. If you want to stay up to date on new additions, or if you want to help us test new states (it's tricky for out of state people to test registration systems in other states due to local laws), we'll be adding a mailing list soon. We currently work in CA, MA, PA, AZ, CO, and MO. We are working hard to add the other 19 states that support online voter registration as soon as possible. Please let me know if I can clarify anything! Thanks again for checking us out, and we'll hopefully have an Android version in the near future. - Nathaniel
Omar
Maker
@omaral · That guy 🤓
@fivext 🇺🇸👍🏻 added NM + more states.. make sure to check our insta + twitter to stay up to date
Gabe Perez@gabe__perez · Strategic Storyteller
@fivext Love the idea! If you need someone to beta test the Android version, feel free to ping me.
Dilyar Askar@dilyaraskar · Canadian Entrepreneur pioneering;
@fivext This is fantastic! I wish we had something similar for Canada and perhaps other countries. If this can be launched and marketed on a greater scale, I'm confident there would be many more that will be voting. Many people tend to not vote because they are just straight up lazy, don't know how to do it or could care less. Keep working hard, you guys are on a solid track!
Baily Hancock@bailyhancock · Writer/Speaker/Partnerships Manager
@fivext you guys should partner up with @huntajames aka Voter app! Fantastic work.
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Community Lead, Product Hunt
Voting is due a technical re-haul (globally!!) - this is a great step in the right direction. I saw support from @SamuelLJackson about this app yesterday too!
Niv Dror@nivo0o0 · Words @ProductHunt & @AngelList
I've gotten a lot more into politics this past year (and am finally able to vote this election #citizen 🇺🇸✌️) so I knew I wanted to vote, and that I needed to register, but never knew how. Always one too many Google Searches away... Until now. Thank you @mcuban for hunting this 😎
Troy Ruediger@troy_ruediger · Helping shape the future of sports!
Why wasnt this a thing like a few weeks ago? or months?!
Omar
Maker
@omaral · That guy 🤓
@troy_ruediger I agree!! As simple as it looks, its actually really complicated and nuanced. Voting registration is the responsibility of each state, so you have 50 different rules and guidelines to follow but its actually not awful... The real reason why is that most .gov websites use tech from 1996 ... not 2016 + most representatives don't make it easy for their citizens to just register to vote
Troy Ruediger@troy_ruediger · Helping shape the future of sports!
@omaral I completely agree!
Sam Doshi@samir_doshi · Co Founder @ Relayo.com
One of the best products in it's real value for humanity - I've ever seen on PH.