As we celebrate President’s Day in the US this week I cannot help but think about how lucky we are to have the right to vote for our President here in the US. It is a right that many envy, worldwide. Every US President we have elected has been chosen by the people. People who come out, stand in line, and cast their vote.
Last week as President Barack Obama gave his State of the Union speech I was appalled to learn that some voters had to wait up to six hours to cast their vote. Isn’t the US supposed to be a shining example for how to run a democracy that allows people to vote, easily and freely? What kind of example does it show the world if our voting process is so convoluted that elderly people have to stand in line all day in order to vote?
What's the problem?
The question that came to me was, Why? What can be done to make it easier to vote in areas with such long wait times? Perhaps the problem is a process problem. I’d sure like to know. Because if it’s a process problem, then Information Mapping needs to call on the state secretaries responsible for this mess and help them solve the problem. Information Mapping’s methodology is perfect for streamlining processes and procedures like voter registration, polling place set-up, and the voting process itself.
Tell us what you think. What government processes and procedures do you feel need streamlining? There’s no time like President’s Day to make your voice heard. Send us your thoughts.
To learn more about how Information Mapping has helped our government streamline problems like this before, check out this success story.