Vote With Your Phone: Why Mobile Voting Is Our Final Shot at Saving Democracy (Paperback)

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Democracy is broken because the way we vote is broken. But there is a solution: Mobile Voting.

Gun Control. Abortion. From the halls of Congress, it may seem that Americans are bitterly polarized on the biggest policy issues of the day. But Americans are not as divides as we think, and polls show that most of us largely agree on even the most divisive issues. The problem lies in how we vote. 

Politics is more extreme because only the most extreme voters turn out in primaries. And with politicians prioritizing reelection above all else, they shun compromise, feed this extremism, and get rewarded for it. If a lot more people vote, the views of the electorate become more mainstream, and our politicians and policies will shift to the center. 

Mobile voting is the solution. We do just about everything on our phones, and yet we still can't use them to vote. But the technology exists, provides enhanced security over traditional paper ballots, and it could exponentially increase voter turnout by: 

  • Allowing Americans to vote from anywhere, on their own schedule
  • Making voting more accessible for people who are not well served by mail-in ballots, such as voters with visual impairments and military servicemembers – and their families - overseas
  • Providing more security than traditional paper ballots
  • Incentivizing younger voters to participate by using technology they're familiar with

From Bradley Tusk, philanthropist and founder of the Mobile Voting Project, comes a deeply informative and timely analysis of our broken voting system, introducing us to the history, opposition, and potential of voting from our devices. Including essays by Martin Luther King Jr. III, David Hogg, and other prominent political figures, Vote with Your Phone shows us that a solution to restoring faith in our representative democracy is right in the palm of our hands.

About the Author


Bradley Tusk is a venture capitalist, political strategist, and philanthropist. He is the CEO and co-founder of Tusk Philanthropies which funds the national campaign to bring mobile voting to all U.S. elections.

Praise For…


"When our forefathers rebelled against the king and instituted democracy, they wanted each person to have a vote. This book outlines how to make that easier than ever." — Scott Galloway, NYU Stern Professor of Marketing and bestselling author of The Four


Product Details
ISBN: 9781464221101
ISBN-10: 1464221103
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication Date: September 17th, 2024
Pages: 304
Language: English