Nekuda works creatively in a variety of areas of life, including government. Israel's Election Commission uses polling stations to count votes frequently, as does any democratic country.
Until today, cardboard ballot boxes have been used in every election, but they have a low level of security and survival, which may lead to forgeries and unintentional vandalism during transportation of the boxes, which endangers the election's integrity. The count of votes has always been done manually, but until today there were improvised, unaesthetic solutions that take up a lot of storage space but help election staff keep track of the results.
Based on the tender issued by the Election Commission, we developed and designed a plastic ballot box and a device for counting votes. We planned and designed the ballot box with deep consideration for several key aspects: functionality, durability, maintaining the purity of elections, and aesthetics and representativeness worthy of representing the state's polls. It is designed so that the boxes can be stacked one inside another when empty or stacked on top of each other when full to make transportation and storage easier. This plastic container has telescopic handles and wheels for convenient transportation, and security straps lock the top cover in place in several places, including the slot for inserting envelopes, to prevent counterfeiting. Box design is based on a lot of consideration for functionality, but is also meant to represent the country in a distinctive way by using the symbols and colors of the nation. The box comes with a plastic device that can be folded and stacked to help secure the votes during counting.