A Lex Bot listens on the Amazon Connect instance for votes for different editors. An AWS Lambda function receives the votes from Lex and updates the totals in a DynamoDB table. Read more on how this is built on the AWS Blog. Also, a big thanks to Jeff Nunn for creating this template.
We do store a hash of your phone number to prevent people from voting more than once. We do not store the number itself.
You can also text +1 (618) 505-1054 to use the twilio + lex integration.