What if blockchain is used for voting?

What if blockchain is used for voting?

What if blockchain is used for voting?

By Adrián Savarese

Is blockchain the revolution in security and transparency that is needed to enable e-voting and, if so, what are the implications for the future of democracy?

E-voting has been considered a promising and inevitable development, which could speed up, simplify and reduce the cost of elections, and might even lead to higher voter turnouts and the development of stronger and transparent democracies.
Usually, votes are recorded, managed, counted and checked by a central authority.

Due to the secure and immutable nature of blockchain, votes may be cast by computer or mobile device instead of having voters show up at a local polling place or cast a mail-in-ballot to be processed manually by election officials. Votes tracked through a blockchain provide for a quicker and tamper-proof way of counting votes.
Blockchain integrates cryptography into software in a unique way. It creates a tamper-free record that can easily be checked to ensure votes are accurately recorded.

Voting should be as easy as shopping online from home or pay bills from your checking account. In today’s digital age, we can do better. Maybe blockchain is the technology we need to make voting more convenient and secure.


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