We use our phones to log-in to our banks, why not use them to vote? Veras' mission is to empower people to make informed decisions and enable them to vote on their phone from anywhere. Our goal is to advance and protect the future of democracy by connecting the people to the government and the government to the people. 
The idea started when CEO Peter Hurd-Watler was talking to Veras' freelance graphic designer Divine Okonkwo when Divine said "You know, I really don’t trust the elections in Africa where I’m from. They use flimsy pieces of paper and I just don’t trust it at all." To which Peter replied "They do the same thing here in Canada except with fancier pieces of paper!" 

Students Involved
Peter Hurd-Watler