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Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

YouTube is hosting a contest on behalf of the World Economic Forum. The highest-rated videos will be screened in Davos (January 23-27), where world leaders will watch the videos and upload responses of their own. Here’s our entry, shot today outside the United Nations.

Our question is based on an article written by Why Tuesday? Board Member Norman Ornstein. In his article, Ornstein asks how can the ingenuity of global corporations like Apple and Google could make our elections more secure. Read it here.

To vote for our question follow these simple instructions:

1) Click here to visit the Davos Question homepage on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/davos

2) Click the View/Vote tab, and type “iVote” into the search function,

3) Our video will come up at the bottom. Click on it, and click the thumbs up button!

We’ll let you know how we do and which notables answer the question.

2 Responses to “Our Davos Question”

  1. AllAboutVoting Says:

    “also strengthening the free market economy”?

    Sorry, but when it comes to how elections are conducted, that simply is not a goal.

    Election processes should be open and transparent and not be designed as a for-profit enterprise.

    (That said, perhaps Google/Apple could develop and *donate* a system)

  2. Norman Ornstein Says:

    Actually, I would hope that is just what Google and Apple would do– make the machines available at cost to election jurisdictions, absorbing the R and D costs as a patriotic gesture.

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