Blockchain: safe alternative in electoral processes

There are efficient platforms used in universities, NGOs and political parties

The search for transparency, reliability and security in all electoral processes has led to the creation of different platforms based on blockchain technology. They are currently being used in universities and other educational centers, governorates and town halls, charity and social assistance companies.

The benefits of blockchain technology in this field include the fact that the results are easily auditable, which gives confidence to the participants. The information is managed in a wide decentralized database and digitized agreements are used to guarantee the fulfillment of such contracts among the parties.

Among the most known platforms are the following:

  • Boback. Developed by the British startup Monax. Its main objective is to achieve a decentralized voting system.
  • Polys. It was launched in 2017 by Kapersky Lab. It is based on the smart contracts of Ethereum and its main function is to guarantee the anonymous character of the vote through the calculation of the encrypted votes.
  • Secure Vote. It was developed by the Australian startup XO.1 and is based on the Bitcoin blockchain. It is available for smartphones or voting machines connected to the network.
  • Voatz. It is a mobile voting platform that combines blockchain technology with biometrics to authenticate the identity of those who vote. It seeks to eliminate the possibility of fraudulent electoral processes.

The transparency of the process is a motivating element for the electors. However, a strategy for presenting the results would be advisable so that the immediacy of the graphics does not become a demotivating element, which could lead to a decline in the right to vote.


Source: Kienyke

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