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An Election System That Offers In-Person Voting With Little To No Waiting!

Invest in expanding Votem’s FastPass Voting® whose core technology has been installed on over 30,000 ballot marking devices for Los Angeles County since 2020. Help us expand our innovative technology to the larger elections market ahead of the 2024 general election.

This Reg CF offering is made available through StartEngine Capital, LLC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.

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DISRUPTIVE PATENTED TECHNOLOGY: We believe FastPass Voting® can virtually eliminate lines at the polls making voting faster, easier, and more accessible by combining secure mobile technology with paper ballots. Our patented and trademarked technology allows voters to pre-mark their ballot on their mobile device, scan their marked ballot at the station, and print off a tabulatable paper ballot.

LARGE MARKET POTENTIAL: The global elections industry, including public and private sectors, has an annual market size of $888 million, and as the demand for easy, accessible, and secure voting options grows, we believe Votem's technology could become an essential part of the democratic process as soon as the 2024 general election.*

PROVEN TRACK RECORD: Founded by a leadership team with previous exits, Votem developed and deployed its core technology for FastPass Voting® in Los Angeles County starting with the 2020 elections which is now running on over 30,000 ballot marking devices. Votem has tallied over 13 million votes on its Castiron® elections management platform to date.




Transform Elections with FastPass Technology 

Votem is working to transform the voting process as we know it. With over 13 million votes tallied on our platform to date, we've already made a significant impact on the industry. Our FastPass Voting® core technology was developed in 2018 and deployed in LA County at over 30,000 poll stations during the 2020 elections. We're now ready to take our technology to the larger elections market. When it comes to leadership, Votem’s CEO and founder, Pete Martin, has over 25 years of industry experience, having worked at IBM and SAP before starting and selling previous companies. With over $5.2M in revenue to date, we believe Votem has the technology and team to tackle the elections market.


Our Goal: Eliminate Long Voting Lines and Improve Security with Votem's FastPass Voting®  

During the 2020 elections, about 155 million people cast their votes. Estimates show that about 30% of potential voters took 30 minutes to vote and 15% took an hour or more. (source, source). About half of the over 100 million total votes from the 2020 general elections were cast in person at a polling place (source). People trust in-person voting, they just don’t want the hassle and inconvenience of waiting in line to vote.

We believe FastPass Voting®, has the potential to virtually eliminate the need for voters to wait in long lines at the polls while also addressing concerns over voter accessibility and security. FastPass Voting® provides a solution that we believe is easy to use and can be trusted by all parties involved. Combining secure mobile technology with paper ballots, our patented and trademarked FastPass Voting stations allow voters to pre-mark their ballot on their mobile device, scan the QR with their marked ballot at a FastPass Voting station in the polling place, which will print off a paper ballot that can be scanned and tabulated immediately.

The process is similar to pre-ordering from Starbucks, checking in for your flight, or attending your favorite sporting or music event with an e-ticket. With your paper ballot in hand, we believe we can virtually eliminate potential fraud and hacking.

The Market & Our Traction

Fast, Accessible, and Secure Voting in a $888.5 Million Election Tech Market 

The global elections industry, including public and private sectors has an annual market size of $888.5 million (source).  We view the election technology industry as resilient since election spending occurs independent of economic conditions. Despite the current economic uncertainty, we believe that the demand for its technology will remain stable. 

Since its establishment, Votem has generated revenue of more than $5.2 million and facilitated over 13 million votes on its platform, serving various clients such as the Emmy's, Rock Hall, and Radio Hall of Fame, as well as states like Montana, Alabama, and Washington, DC. Votem is confident that it can significantly reduce the average voting time experienced in 2020 to a much shorter period, while still retaining the privacy and verifiability of the traditional paper ballot process. 

With its experienced leadership team, Votem is dedicated to expanding its FastPass Voting® technology to the wider elections market as the demand for secure and user-friendly voting solutions increases. 

Why Invest

Vote and Invest with Confidence

Votem's FastPass Voting® tech aims to eliminate long lines, boost security, and improve accessibility for voting by using secure mobile technology, QR codes, and paper ballots. With an experienced team, we believe Votem is well-positioned to capture a significant share of the potentially recession-resistant global election tech market. 

Be part of our community now and help us with our goal to make the 2024 Presidential elections more trustworthy than ever.


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Invest in expanding Votem’s FastPass Voting® whose core technology has been installed on over 30,000 ballot marking devices for Los Angeles County since 2020. Help us expand our innovative technology to the larger elections market ahead of the 2024 general election.


Peter G Martin
Peter G Martin
CEO & Founder, Director
Pete worked in sales, operations, and executive management for over 25 years, beginning in sales at IBM, executive management at SAP, and then building six of his own companies. 

He has been personally involved in the sales of over $1 billion of software, services, and technology to global companies and small to medium-sized businesses.

Pete started, scaled, and sold previous companies including car leasing, systems integration consulting, business process outsourcing, and software distribution. His previous firm, EntryPoint Consulting was sold to the global auditing firm, KPMG.

Peter also currently is a Member of the Forbes Technology Council where he works about 1 hour per quarter. Additionally, he is an Advisor at AskMyBoard where he works about 2-3 hours per week.

Sheri Charleston

Sheri Charleston

Director of Customer Success

Goal-driven and accomplished professional with proven success leading complex project management endeavors for major clients. Effectively establish project goals, define deliverables and scope, coordinate implementation, and lead training. Excel in client-facing roles requiring negotiation and conflict mitigation skills; achieve consistently high levels of client satisfaction through prompt problem resolution and on-time / in-budget delivery.
Michael Barett

Michael Barett

Advisory Board Member

Michael has an accomplished career in technology and has been at the forefront of security and privacy as an early employee at PayPal, which lead him to be the first CISO there. He’s led industry standards, including SAML 2.0, FIDO, DMARC and indeed Cequence Security - all of which have my fingerprints on them.

Michael contributes 1-2 hours per week on Votem Corp.

Steve Babbage

Steve Babbage

Advisory Board Member

A well-known industry expert in cryptography and mobile telecoms security. Until 2021 I was the Chief Cryptographer for the Vodafone Group, and led the security research team in Vodafone Group R&D. I covered a number of highly specialised technical areas for Vodafone, from mathematical optimisation and spectrum auctions to cybersecurity and quantum computing. In 2012, I was appointed one of the first Vodafone Distinguished Engineers – one of only seven at the time from the whole Vodafone Group.

I also became very well known and influential in the mobile industry as a whole: I chaired the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) security algorithms group for many years, and was known as a cryptography and security expert in the GSM Association (GSMA) and 3GPP. I was the first ever recipient of a GSMA Fraud & Security Group Outstanding Contribution Award.

I have been a technical advisor or director for several security-related companies.

Steve contributes 1-2 hours per week on Votem Corp.

Peter Haynes

Peter Haynes

Advisory Board Member

New York Bureau Chief and US Business Editor of The Economist who morphed into Senior Director of Advanced Strategies and Research at Microsoft, then into startup founder, funder and advisor... and Economist writer redux. Some, er, highlights follow...

▪ Early advisor and investor at SeekOut, which offers AI-driven tools for recruiters. Valued at $1.2bn, SeekOut was GeekWire's 2021 Startup of the Year, and its CEO is 2022 CEO of the Year.

▪ After a 16-year break, resumed writing for The Economist in 2014 as a contributor, mostly on science, technology and business. More than 70 of my articles have been published since then.

▪ Co-Founder, former VP and investor at Polyverse, which develops innovative cybersecurity tech that builds diversity across multiple system dimensions, stopping attacks before they start.

▪ Former Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, a major DC think-tank, focused on philosophical, ethical and policy aspects of technologies such as AI, data privacy, and cybersecurity.

▪ Previously Sr Director, Advanced Strategies and Research at Microsoft, driving strategy and policy in areas including cybersecurity, data, AI, and quantum. Formerly advisor to Bill Gates.

▪ Former award-winning journalist and editor at The Economist, writing 800+ articles/editorials over 12 years, and serving as its New York Bureau Chief and US Business Editor.


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Investors will receive the highest single bonus they are eligible for among the bonuses based on the amount invested and time of offering elapsed (if any). Eligible investors will also receive the Owner’s Bonus in addition to the aforementioned bonus.

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The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Vendor payments. Salary payments made to one’s self, a friend or relative.


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William Tisdale

3 months ago

Hi, with revenues of 275k and 80k in the 2 years prior, could you explain when the bulk of revenue was generated for a lifetime number of over 5m?



LD Freeman

3 months ago

Hi Pete, great idea and wishing you the best, as this is very much needed. Question 1: Did LA county renew their contract in 2022 and 2024? Question 2: Have you secured any other contracts outside of LA for the 2024 election cycle? Question 3: How long is the typical sales cycle and what is the biggest push back you get from local governments? Question 4: Not trying to be political, but with the rise of one party not trusting election results unless they win, how does your system help to restore trust?



Grigore Hreniuc

3 months ago

do you have any research done if the American people agrees with your idea?




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