What is tapvote?
tapvote is an independent voting app that enables you to compare and vote for who and what you want
Ever wish you could nominate someone to be your MP, or Prime Minister?
With Tapvote you can. The Tapvote app instantly verifies your ID as a resident, then adds your vote to the public total for whoever you want to be selected.
Not sure who's right for you? You can also just vote for the specific things you want to see, that get your vote.
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 join you in voting for the things you want to support.
Videos and comments are upvotable to show which reasons are most widely shared by others.
A big problem with online debate in recent years has been the anonymous identity of users.
Complete anonymity enables trolls to post abuse or deliberately false information, create multiple fake accounts, or enable external actors to manipulate local debate.
On Tapvote, all users and groups with a public profile have to provide an independently verifiable local address.
This prevents unscrupulous individuals posting on the platform, and in cases of criminal abuse, enables Tapvote to provide appropriate details to law enforcement.
Ever wish you could post public questions to public offices? With a Tapvote candidate account you can.
Tapvote's questions tool enables verified public office holders and candidates for those offices to post public questions to relevant officials.
Verified residents in the official's area can then upvote the questions they want to be answered most.
This means the most widely supported questions rise to the top of the official's inbox, allowing them to respond quickly, publicly once.
This reduces communication work-load for the official office, makes it easier for voters to find answers, and easier for public scrutiny to happen, in public.
The rise of highly targeted social advertising means it's easy for unscrupulous campaigners to create fake news intended to mislead.
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 specific goals. These appear publicly on their profile for anyone to see (whether signed in or not).
So if you've been promised something in an ad you've seen somewhere else, you can check if it's an official commitment - if not, it probably 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. These reasons are added by verified residents.
Tapvote independently 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 enabling simple authentication of statements and claims.
What we're about...
Tapvote has been founded to make public discussion, deliberation and group decision-making simpler 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 inducement.
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.