If I Can Vote: Express Your Opinions & Build Connections

| Aug 13, 2008 | comment 6 Comments

If I can voteIf I Can Vote is a new service launched from Dubai to give people from all around the world a chance to voice their opinions on elections and causes from around the world, that they’re not necessarily eligible to vote in.

In an ever so interconnected world, the results of an election in one part of the world, a referendum in another, or a policy change somewhere or the other, can have a ripple effect throughout the world. It’s not to say that the whole world should have the right to vote, but it’d at least be interesting to have their voice be heard and their opinion known.

To that extent this simple service hits the nail straight on the head, giving people around the globe the chance to be heard. The current vote that is open for the world to voice its opinion on is of course the US presidential elections, and the choice between Barack Obama and John McCain as the next president of the United States of America.
In fact, recently I’ve been reading many articles on who’d be better for this or that region among the two contenders, and this website is pretty much an effective way to know that.

An interesting choice that was taken by the team behind the service is that the person voting must explain why he chose one side over the other, which should offer even more insight into what the world thinks.

After the US elections are over, they aim to extend it to cover any future elections or causes: elections in India for example, debates about causes like environment and world peace, …etc.

The service also aims to build an online community, focused on enabling opinionated people to connect with like-minded people or others with opposing views; to that effect people can choose to connect with other people around the world depending on their votes and opinions, and also invite their friends and contacts to the service to let their voice be heard as well. More social features are being added to the site to drive feeds from and into major social platforms.

If I can vote screenshot

The site shows the percentage of votes that each side got, the number of votes from top voting countries, and also rotates the votes of some random people, helping you find people you can connect to and read their different opinions.

The site is available in English only for the time being, although I think it’d be interesting to enable other languages as well, so as to open it up to more people, and as the interface is pretty simple and light, it shouldn’t even be a big fuss to add major languages.

# If I Can Vote

  • http://NoMemorySpace.wordpress.com slim

    this idea is crazy genius! especially considering that most arab people can’t even vote in their country.

  • http://markkit.net Slim Amamou

    this idea is crazy genius! especially considering that most arab people can’t even vote in their country.

  • http://www.some1ne.com Fouad Masoud

    very nice, cool idea.

  • http://www.some1ne.com Fouad Masoud

    very nice, cool idea.

  • http://www.yamli.com Habib

    Any idea what happened to this site? It seems down… I am very interested in seeing the results after the economy crisis …

  • http://www.yamli.com Habib

    Any idea what happened to this site? It seems down… I am very interested in seeing the results after the economy crisis …

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