ilect empowers people to choose issues of concern and vote on them.
New York, NY (PRWEB) October 21, 2014
The new ilect.us website empowers people to choose the issues of concern and vote on them. Users who visit the new ilect.us website have the ability to create polls on topics and issues that are important. ilect polls can be easily shared across popular social media platforms or displayed in other websites & blogs by embedding a short piece of provided code. Poll results can be viewed immediately after a vote is cast, and a variety of poll types and images are available.
ilect is also more than just a voting and polling website. ilect’s mission is to reform and revolutionize the political system in order to create a true democracy where the people actually make decisions on major topics rather than politicians. This is why ilect’s motto is “the people are sovereign”.
The U.S. democratic system needs to be reformed:
- A university study by Princeton & Northwestern concluded that America is an oligarchy, not a democracy or a republic. (Washington Times, 2014)
- Money in politics has corrupted the system (Lessig, 2011)
- People have little trust in government (Gallup, 2014)
- Voter apathy is high / turnout is low (Fair Vote, 2014)
The ilect.us website gives users tools to express their collective voice on issues they care about. By creating a place where individuals can come together and share their views, create polls, vote on issues and share, the collective wisdom of a diverse crowd can be harnessed. This transparent and self-determined public opinion will become a key metric for politicians and candidates and lead to more influence in legislative decision making. Eventually, ilect expects to aptly demonstrate how modern democracy should operate, leading to fundamental changes in the way democracy functions.
The people must sort out their democracy. If they don’t, nobody else will. Facilitating this is ilect’s mission.
ilect.us is an independent and politically neutral website providing a polling platform for the people of the United States of America to collectively show their views on issues at local, national and international level. Using technology, ilect can help to form a more modern and effective democracy.
Washington Times. (2014) America is an oligarchy, not a democracy or republic, university study finds. Retrieved from http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/21/americas-oligarchy-not-democracy-or-republic-unive/
Lessig, Lawrence (2011) Republic, Lost - How Money Corrupts Congress – and a Plan to Stop It. Hachette Book Group.
Gallup. (2014) Retrieved from http://www.gallup.com/poll/5392/trust-government.aspx
Fair Vote. (2014) Retrieved from http://www.fairvote.org/research-and-analysis/voter-turnout