VotePlz

Literally the easiest way to vote

#2 Product of the DaySeptember 12, 2016

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Kevin Rose@kevinrose · Builder of internet things.
Great job @sama
Seth Louey@sethlouey · 🙌 2016 PH Maker of the Year Nominee
#ProductHuntReview: I just moved to Austin a week ago and VotePlz saved me so much time of trying to figure out where to register to vote. Well done team! Everyone should use this.
Fouad
Maker
@fouadmatin · Co-founder, StrongIntro
@sethlouey Thanks Seth! Glad to hear you liked it :)
Chris Barrett@chrisbarrett · Founder, PRserve.com, TheRapTest.com
I used VotePlz last week to download my absentee ballet since I will be volunteering for GOTV on election day in a swing state! It was super easy!
Fouad
Maker
@fouadmatin · Co-founder, StrongIntro
@chrisbarrett That's awesome Chris! Thanks for checking out the product :)
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Something new
What makes this 'the easiest way'? Register To Vote did a great job of a quick register to vote process... is this battle of the easy-ness 😛 ?? I like seeing a site that is modern which is tackling politics - here in the UK, the gov pages are clunky and outdated... in need of a fresh makeover What have been some of the biggest issues to overcome when building this?
Anthony Stylianou@anthony_stylianou · Social Media Manager, CatchApp
Following on from Bens question, have you looked how long the process would take someone to register/vote?
Fouad
Maker
@fouadmatin · Co-founder, StrongIntro
Hey @anthony_stylianou! I've done some user testing with our app and completion times are typically between 2-3 minutes (for both online & mailer registration)
Fouad
Maker
@fouadmatin · Co-founder, StrongIntro
@bentossell they did a great job and we drew inspiration from the existing options of registration tools + identifying the bottlenecks. The biggest problem area we found in most experiences is when you live in a state that doesn't have online registration so you have to use a printer to print out a form, get an envelope and a stamp then mail it. I own zero of those things so that instantly raises the bar of effort required for me to register. We added functionality to our to tool so that you can fill out the form on our site. We'll mail it to you with an envelope + pre-paid postage, you sign/write in your SSN and stick it in a mailbox. Done 🎉
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Something new
@fouadmatin yeah totally agree - I have a form on my kitchen top this second that Im meant to sort out but physical mail doesnt agree with me either... So does this mean that physical mail still needs to be done, you just take out some of the other painpoints (printing/postage)? We have that sorted by the government in the UK - but I still haven't filled in anything or sent back 😁
Fouad
Maker
@fouadmatin · Co-founder, StrongIntro
@bentossell yes - though unlike the government, we'll ping you periodically via email/text until you've done it 😉 I'd love to hear if you or anyone has ideas to improve this step!
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Something new
@fouadmatin yeh unfortunately they just keep sending me letters.... I never post any mail, I don't even know the nearest postbox to me!
Fouad
Maker
@fouadmatin · Co-founder, StrongIntro
@bentossell haha well that's an interesting piece! if you haven't mailed after 3 days, we'll remind you + tell you where your nearest postbox is
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Something new
@fouadmatin I like that you say where it is for sure!
Laef 🐶🐱@laef · Programmer and co-creator, FindALostPet
@bentossell An aside: As horrible as the UK government pages may be, they're far better than Canadian ones. elections.ca is actually probably the best of Canada's government pages, which is scary. Also, some of the UK's pages are amazing. And you guys have government-provided APIs!
Taylor Edmiston@kicksopenminds · Software Engineer @ Astronomer
@fouadmatin @bentossell Now that's a customer experience.
Taylor Edmiston@kicksopenminds · Software Engineer @ Astronomer
@fouadmatin @bentossell It would be nice if you did the same for the absentee ballot application (same problem with not having a printer).
Brian Jordan@bcjordan · Software Engineer @ Code.org
Beautiful simple sign up flow, looking forward to using. Initially got an error message on signup last week but was glad to see the message suggest it captured my email and would update me when fixed. Are there plans to use analytics data from the site to optimize the successful registration rate?
Fouad
Maker
@fouadmatin · Co-founder, StrongIntro
@bcjordan Thanks Brian! Ah sorry to hear that -- will follow up shortly to see if the issue you experienced has been fixed. re: optimizing registration rate, Yes absolutely! Lots of A/B testing will be happening :)