You shouldn't be voting for people or political parties, you should be voting for issues. Not once every 4 or 5 years, but every time a issue surfaces.
[YayNay] is a new way to vote – one that transforms voting from a decision in the moment to an ongoing dialogue over time.
It's an app that captures your opinions to bills that have been presented to Government at a National, State, and local level.
By registering those opinions throughout the course of an election cycle, you develop an aggregate opinion on those bills - which is translated into 50% of your vote at the next election.
On voting day, you cast your ballot like normal, but that action makes up the additional 50% of your ‘vote’. Additionally, we determine voting weights for citizens based on relevant aspects of their behaviour and level of civic contribution and engagement.
YayNay is run by the RightChoice foundation - an independent, non partisan organisation designed to help people make better choices.
FROM A DECISION IN THE MOMENT TO AN ONGOING DIALOGUE
Voting as an ongoing dialogue helps you broaden your perspective and deepen your knowledge about politics. You are fed simple statements that summarize important political issues, and are promoted to agree, disagree, learn more or ignore the statement. Based on your choices, 50% of your vote is automatically allocated to the party that holds the same mandate as your opinion.
FROM WHIMS TO INFORMED DECISIONS
You receive curated content about the political issues that you are interested in. This simple information feed helps you think through the pros and cons before you make your choice. The content is created and curated by the Right Choice Foundation which is a non-political non-partisan organisation designed to present non-biased summaries of each public interest issue.
FROM EQUALLY WEIGHTED VOTES TO VOTES WEIGHTED ON CIVIC PARTICIPATION
Newropa is a society that is based on the principle that its people need to work for the welfare of one another. This means that every citizen is a public servant. Every citizen has a right to vote, but their vote is weighted based on their participation in the civic welfare* of their community.
SECURELY VOTE FROM ANYWHERE
Ideally, Newropeans are able to securely vote remotely from anywhere. We know there are concerns around secure voting but new technologies like blockchain are opening up avenues that could assist in secure remote voting*. If you have ideas around how this could be done, hit us up – we'd love to talk.