In the United States, Tuesday marked the first time a presidential vote was cast. Obviously, using Blockchain technology, on a personal mobile phone.
About, Amelia Powers Gardner, Utah County Clerk, who implemented the Voatz platform. Obviously, the one who has been using Blockchain technology during five elections, expressed:
“It is a true pioneering spirit. Utah County has the honor of being the first place where a presidential vote was cast, with Blockchain technology. “
Blockchain is generally a database at its core. And that database is impervious to any kind of duplication. Which means that it cannot be manipulated and there can only be one version of it.
To which Amelia added: “When it comes to voting, Blockchain is perfectly suited to voting. It also ensures the absolute integrity of our choices. Ensures voters can choose with confidence”.
Parallel, Brock pierce Former “Mighty Ducks” child actor turned cryptocurrency entrepreneur and independent candidate in 2020, said: “The US electoral system, for the most part, is still trying to use 20th century solutions to 21st century problems.. They must add Blockchain technology”.
He also added: “But through Blockchain technology, everyone can vote from their phone. In particular, no need to go to a voting booth”.
How does Blockchain technology work for voting?
To better understand, the Voatz app requires a phone number, a photo ID and an authentication selfie. Specifically, it uses both Blockchain technology and biometrics, to verify the identity of the voter.
Hence, a secure token is issued by activating fingerprints. And, once a vote is submitted, it is printed and fed into a sorting machine for tabulation.
The Voatz app
By the way, Voatz is a mobile electoral platform that allows groups to access the vote. Including foreign nationals, deployed military, and people with disabilities. Everyone can access, using Blockchain technology.
Of course, it is the only platform designed to meet the four criteria required for mobile voting.:
- Confirmation of identity
The truth is that a Fox News spokesman stressed that: «All ballots submitted are eligible to undergo a post-election public citizen audit. Therefore, anyone can participate as an auditor. In fact, organized by the National Cybersecurity Center«.
It is also true that Brock Pierce stated: “People can have confidence in the system. At this time, many people lack that faith. Blockchain technology, can restore that«.
Finally, the presidential elections of the United States will take place in November of this year, and as many already know, the Coronavirus is very far from reaching its end.
Unquestionably, the option of setting up physical voting centers, where hundreds of thousands of people meet to exercise their right to vote, is not a viable option. But, the use of Blockchain technology is.
So, can Blockchain technology guarantee a safe, transparent and reliable system for the presidential vote? Leave us your opinion in the comment box.
I say goodbye with this phrase from Jean Jacques Rousseau: “The right to vote is a right that nothing and no one can take away from citizens”.