A Blockchain Voting Example

This Amazon Web Services video provides a simple example of voting on an immutably distributed ledger: blockchain. This year, the ideal of having a truly secure, transparent, auditable and yet anonymous voting system took a step closer to becoming reality.

On November 15, 2018, The Secretary of State of West Virginia, Mac Warner, reported a successful first instance of remote blockchain voting.

He stated that in the 2018 midterm elections, 144 military personnel stationed overseas from 24 counties were able to cast their ballots on a mobile, blockchain-based platform.

Warner stated that “This is a first-in-the-nation project that allowed uniformed services members and overseas citizens to use a mobile application to cast a ballot secured by blockchain technology.”

As positive as this was in terms of approaching the ideal noted above, there is still a necessity for security improvement in terms of mobile device usage.