Once your vote is recorded (along with the randomly assigned Vote Word) you can go to the Web to find out if your vote really got recorded as you intended. Using our example from the Here’s How it Works page, you look where you voted (the elementary school in Carlton City). Let’s say your Vote Word was “house”. Everyone’s vote is listed alphabetically by Vote Word. You were the only person who received the word “house” at the elementary school. Even though you can see everyone’s vote, no one knows your Vote Word – just as you don’t know anyone else’s. So check your vote, call your friends and tell them to check theirs and – while you’re at it – count all the votes!
|Election for United States Representative|
|City of Carlton|
|house||Sally Smith||< Your vote|
|Town of Fortitude|
|Fortitude Middle School|
You can see that some Vote Words were issued at more than one voting location (“house”, for example). This is perfectly okay, because the only “house” you’re interested in is the one at the elementary school in Carlton City. And notice that everyone’s vote is out there to see. Why not? You have no idea who “gopher”, “little” or “crumb” are – just as no one knows that you are “house”.