Author: Quinn Gilmore

Plot Your Politics

Day in the Life

Jenny’s plane from Houston touches down in Boston at Logan Airport. She is tired, but happy to be home. She works her way through the bustle of activity at the airport and gets on bus SL1 to South Station, where she starts her walk through Chinatown. A police officer is guiding traffic around a sidewalk…
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Primaries : Welcome to the Jungle

With upcoming state primaries in Washington State and Mississippi, two states with unusual primary systems, I thought I’d take a look at the different primary types that exist in the US, and how your vote counts in each. First off, what does a primary actually do? Primary elections narrow the field of candidates before a…
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“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” ~Ben Franklin

What if I told you that you could work to repair American democracy, while simultaneously learning about topics you find interesting? In short, ActiVote needs your voice. While we are highly focused on creating as much high-quality content as possible, there are just too many topics across too broad a spectrum in American politics for…
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We’re Live!

Today marks the first official day that ActiVote is available on the App Store and Google Play. After months of work, beta tests, and collaboration, we have finally reached a point where we can present a product that we’re really proud of. What makes ActiVote such a unique tool for civic engagement is its versatility.…
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Our Amazing Team

Greetings, everyone! Today marks the second week of ActiVote’s internship program. Last Monday, we all met for the first time. After a short introductory period, we quickly developed a good rapport, and not long thereafter, kicked our project off for the summer. Our first major task was to hunt for bugs — to explore every…
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