What is tapvote?
tapvote is a simple way to compare political candidates, and to show who, and what you support
Ever wish you could show others WHY you support the things you do? Then Tapvote is for you
Just add video reasons and written comments to your votes to encourage others to support your goal or ideal candidate.
Videos and comments are upvotable to show which reasons are most widely shared by others.
A big challenge with online debate in recent years has been anonymity.
On sites where it's easy to create fake accounts it's easy to post abuse, false information, fake support and manipulate local debate without ever setting foot in a community.
In contrast, on Tapvote, all users are checked on the electoral roll and users commenting publicly have to provide proof of their local address.
This makes it much harder to create fake accounts and helps prevent abusive commentary appearing in the first place.
Ever wish you could post public questions to public offices? With a Tapvote candidate account you can.
Tapvote's questions tool enables public office holders and candidates to post public questions to each other.
Verified residents can then upvote the questions they want to be answered most.
This means the most widely supported questions rise to the top, allowing officials to respond quickly - reducing communication work-load, making it easier for voters to find answers, and easier for public scrutiny to be done.
The rise of highly targeted social advertising and private feeds means it's easy for unscrupulous campaigners to deliver different (and even conflicting) messages to different people.
This can lead to confusion about what has been promised, and what needs to be done, ultimately leading to dissatisfaction and disillusionment of voters.
To combat this, firstly on Tapvote there is no advertising and no targeted advertising.
Instead, individual candidates and groups can simply publish their commitments to a central public profile for anyone to see.
So if you've been promised something in an ad you've seen somewhere else, you can easily check if it's an official commitment - if not, perhaps it isn't.
In addition, every commitment has it's own page where you can check the details, and it's own debate page where you can review public reasons and evidence for or against it as an idea. With all debate being added only by verified residents.
Tapvote verifies a physical address for every user or group with a public profile. This confirms that they have a recognised residency in the area in which they are participating.
Groups can also register their affiliation to parent organisations and associations. You can easily navigate from one group or candidate up through their parent groups to discover which associations or national institutions recognise them.
Tapvote only connects group accounts to official networks where the account holder has proven both their authenticity and official affiliation to their requested parent group or association.
This protects all users, enabling broad access and free debate, while making authentication of statements and claims simple and straight-forward for anyone to do.
What we're about...
Tapvote has been founded to make political discussion, deliberation and group decision-making simpler, more direct, more productive and more enjoyable!
Tapvote is totally ad-free - instead it is supported by independent candidate and group subscriptions. This means we provide a flat-rate uniform service on behalf of all users and their representatives completely impartially and without favour or preference.
Any questions get in touch, or find out more on the options below.
To get started you can just try voting for something, or someone, here.