Congratulations and good luck to Trust Challenge applicants! / Will public voting be moderated? If so, how?

Voting will be restricted to one vote per internet protocol address. Internet accessible devices use an Internet Protocol (IP) address when accessing the internet. Each IP address representing a device may vote for each application once. A single IP may give support in the form of votes to multiple projects, but can not vote multiple times for a single project. The IP address is recorded for each vote to validate uniqueness.

This method is used to ensure the maximum number of people can participate in voting with the minimal amount of barrier rather than forcing voters to register accounts as a means of tracking vote authenticity.

Public forums such as schools or libraries are unfortunately sometimes limited to using a single shared public IP address for all their computers and will only count as a single vote. Please be aware that the Trust Challenge web site is designed to be responsive to tablet and mobile devices and each such device typically also has a different unique IP address when used with 3G/4G/LTE internet access allowing a single person access to several IP addresses for voting through home, phone and work internet access. We leave it to the honor system that a voter votes only once. Should we discover abuse of the system in favor of a proposal, that proposal will likely be precluded from winning a People’s Choice Award.

Posted in: 4. Judging, Voting & Comments