The relatively low-impact off-year election provides a chance to test out new voting technology.
So two Oregon counties, Jackson and Umatilla, will pilot a new system that would allow overseas voters to vote online through a blockchain-powered system.
The Voatz App (yep, sounds like "votes") will be offered to service members and other Americans living overseas but wishing to vote.
The project comes from Tusk Philanthropies. TP President Sheila Nix visits, along with Jackson County Clerk Chris Walker.