Use cases

With a new round of political elections approaching this year, technology has become a focus of attention: its role in how citizens learn about candidates and vote, how secure our voting systems are and how technology can help secure them.

Blockchain for voting and elections

Using blockchain technology, we can make sure that those who are voting are who they say they are and are legally allowed to vote. Plus, by using blockchain technology, anyone who knows how to use a cell phone can understand the technology required for voting, the application of blockchain technology could eliminate voter fraud, providing a clear record of the votes cast, and preventing any chance of a rigged election.

In the current climate of questioning the integrity of election processes, the potential of blockchain technology to radically change traditional voting systems is enormous.

As such, governments may come to realise that the security and integrity of electoral processes is not just a matter for state control, but also an area that can be guaranteed collectively, supported by blockchain, such developments would also have consequences for the accountability mechanisms concerning voting procedures and results.

By casting votes as [blockchain] transactions, we can create a blockchain which keeps track of the tallies of the votes.

This way, everyone can agree on the final count because they can count the votes themselves, and because of the blockchain audit trail, they can verify that no votes were changed or removed, and no illegitimate votes were added.

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