Pigeons? Can’t he think up anything adequate? I would recommend gps voting. Design a voting app. The app is directly coupled with a unique personal voter code (pvc) and connects a personal gps device (like a mobile phone) with a voting server by satellite. The voter logs in with a pin code and the pvc and votes. The voting server demands a confirmation covered with pvc and pin. Count the numbers. Forget about the antique, warped system of the electoral college.
Is this a joke? No, it is a workable solution.