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What Is Actual Vote?

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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, voters can feel greater confidence that at least this part of their local election system is working.

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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.
How Can I Get It?
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Who Is Developing This?
The Actual Vote Initiative is being developed by volunteers of the non-partisan, non-profit organization, Democracy Counts. To support this and other initiatives, please make a donation.  Thanks! 
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