Every election we come to hear of issues such as votes being miscounted or lost. There are also conspiracies regarding corruption.
Solution is Blockchain - At voting booths provide people a unique ballot belonging to them which they can scan digitally in order to cast their vote:
Full transparency because everyone can check the smart-contract maintaining votes for the election on the Blockchain. Also, inspect the functions and code to see if the smart contract is anti-bias
Mitigates double-voting since no same digital ballot can be scanned again to re-cast a vote
No human-error because it’s all done by computers. Eliminates lost votes etc…
Flexible since people can vote using any smart device as they don’t have to visit a voting booth granted they have received their unique voting card digitally in which they can use to interact with the polling website UI connected to the smart-contract
Fully-decentralised as no single government/ person can manipulate the voting system
Efficient, as elections get decided by the time voting is closed
- Eliminates anticipation and excitement of an election. However, this can be emulated by programming the smart-contract in a way which makes the actual counts of the contract opaque to the general public until a specific time/date has reached.
Would be interested in knowing people’s thoughts about this and let me know if I forgot to mention anything else.
Do you think Blockchain can help with elections and do you see a future where voting happens on the Blockchain?