Chilean Citizens Empowered: Empowering citizens
Citizens 14 years of age and older were eligible to vote on December 11-13, 2015 to decide on how best to allocate the available public funds. More than 54,000 residents of Maipú were eligible to participate in this process of participatory budgeting. Therefore, the commune of Maipú was looking for a voting solution that oﬀered as much convenience as possible to the voters, maximizing participation.
In accordance with the mission of citizen empowerment, Maipú oﬀered citizens the ability to pick and choose their preferred way of voting.
Furthermore, Maipú wanted to make sure that people who were unable to go to a polling place could also vote easily and securely and that voting was made accessible to anyone, including the blind and visually impaired.