2015 Bright Idea
Winners:
City and County of Honolulu, HI
2015
Publication:
Innovations in American Government Awards
Jurisdiction:
Hawaii

This program converted what has been a historically paper- and postal-based election process to an all-digital one. Eligible voters are now mailed a passcode with which they access a digital ballot (either online or via touch-tone phone), make their selections, and submit the ballot to a secure website. The cost of conducting the election has decreased significantly because of this initiative, due to a reduction in paper, return postage, and processing and tabulating ballots.