Activote collects and compiles votes in a wireless fashion

Activote collects and compiles votes in a wireless fashion

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Maybe this could have prevented the whole Florida debacle the last time Dubya was granted another four years of office. From what I can gather from the FCC documents, Activote is a 2.4GHz-based wireless system that allows for votes to be instantly cast, counted, and compiled. There seems to be two parts to the picture: On the one hand, you have a USB thumb drive-looking thing that has an antenna sticking out of it, and on the other hand, you have a small handheld device with a few buttons on it, presumsably for voting purposes.

I’m not sure if you’d be able to implement such a solution in a federal election, but I think it would be a great way to get a quick vote among small assemblies and other gatherings. I think it’d be more accurate that a bellowing out of “yay” or “nay.” The only other detail we can gather (besides it running on the 2.4GHz frequency, which may interfere with 802.11g wireless networks) is that it is compatible with both Windows and Mac-based environments.

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