Voatz Named 2021 BostInno on Fire Blazer

Voatz is recognized for real world and global impact, becoming the first mobile app to be used in a U.S. presidential election while also powering a referendum in Venezuela 

December 1, 2021, Boston, MA: The 2021 Inno on Fire, BostInno’s annual ranking of 50 startups, people and nonprofits making strides in Greater Boston, has announced Voatz a Blazer in the Software category.

BostInno recognized 50 of the most impressive innovators in the region with their annual awards. From that list, one company or organization from each category is selected by a panel of judges to be a category-winning “Inno Blazer.”

“We want to congratulate this year’s Inno on Fire honoree companies and category-winning Blazers,” said Carolyn Jones, market president and publisher of BostInno. “We also want to thank our staff and the venture investors and entrepreneurs in the community who helped us make this year’s selections.”

Voatz is committed to the future of accessible voting, creating the first of its kind blockchain-based smartphone voting app that is secure, private, auditable, convenient and resilient.

“We are honored to be recognized for our work. We are proud to be part of the Boston community dedicated to innovation and progress,” said Nimit Sawhney, the co-founder and CEO of Voatz. “Innovators from Boston have never shied away from solving big problems, and adoption of secure smartphone voting will result in truly inclusive participation and, with that, higher voter turnout. We are excited for our next chapter where we expect increased interest in the U.S and abroad.” 

To see all of the 2021 Inno on Fire honorees and Blazer award winners, go to BostInno.com.


Since 2010, BostInno has covered, connected and catalyzed the region’s innovation ecosystem, producing digital media, events and intelligence about the entrepreneurs, executives, startups, businesses, trends and topics that are shaping the present and future of Boston’s economy.

Through a daily newsletter reaching over 24,000 people daily, plus a website, events, directories, data and more, BostInno is a portal to and for the city’s thriving startup and tech communities.

About Voatz 

Voatz is an award-winning mobile elections platform that leverages cutting-edge technology (including remote identity verification, biometrics and a blockchain-based infrastructure) to increase access and security in elections. Since 2016 Voatz has served nearly 2 millions voters across 87 elections with national/state/municipal governments, universities, towns, nonprofits, and major state political parties in for caucus/convention voting.

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The City of Chandler Completes Successful Mobile Voting Pilot with Voatz

“This pilot program will help us identify the feasibility and interest of using this technology in future City elections, and Council believes this could enhance accessibility, increase voter participation and streamline the election process,” according to Mayor Kevin Hartke.

As part of the pilot program, officials with the City of Chandler asked residents to download an app and vote in the mock election, where those who participated answered questions about city bonds, and whether or not they’d use the technology in a real election.

The results, as well as the auditing process, was instantaneous.

“You remember in 2018 and 2020, we had these ballot dumps in the middle of the night, and these big events where we didn’t know the results for weeks. With blockchain, it’s instantaneous and it’s auditable,” said Chandler Vice Mayor Mark Stewart.

The results were audited in real-time, printing and matching ballots from the online ledger.