Selectricity is "voting machinery for the masses." It consists of a suite of tools to allow groups of people to make decisions using cutting-edge voting technologies. While most voting technology projects are geared to government-based decision-making, Selectricity aims to apply decades of voting research created for governments toward everyday decisions. The system emphasizes preferential decision-making, cryptographic means of voter verifiability, and algorithmically complex election methods.
How might communities use it?
It helps groups make better decisions, more easily. It allows voting, usually in form of ranking a list of choices in order of preference. It has been used for electing the boards of non-profit organizations and or choosing the officers of student groups. It is simple and fast enough to help a group decide where to go to dinner or when to have a meeting. It's flexible enough to be integrated into an outside website or used from a mobile phone.