What Is Actual Vote?

Actual Vote is an initiative to enable volunteers to make digital recordings of publicly posted polling place results for later comparison with official results.

By comparing the digitally recorded results with the official results, volunteers can identify discrepancies and take action.  When no discrepancies are found, the voting public can feel greater confidence that at least this part of their local election system is working.

Actual Vote is currently available from the Apple App Store.  Follow us for the latest updates!

Actual Vote iOS App Download

How Does It Work?

  1. Users download the Actual Vote app on their smart phones which provide links to training materials.
  2. After a polling place has publicly posted its official results, users use Actual Vote to make digital recordings of the results.
  3. Once official results are announced, users can check the totals against what they and others have recorded using the Actual Vote website.

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How Can I Get It?

Actual Vote is currently in limited beta release and will be made available for free on the Apple App Store and the Google Play store.  To be notified when the app is available, follow us:


Who Is Developing This?

The Actual Vote Initiative is being developed by volunteers of the non-partisan, non-profit organization, Democracy Counts.  Your generous donation will be gratefully received.