Since 2005, Estonia has been actively using the electronic online voting system. For this, the voter only needs a computer connected to the Internet. Voting is available from anywhere in the world. Many countries have already embarked on Estonia's innovation path. And this is just the beginning…
Actually, the traditional voting system has long needed a complete adjustment. The symbol of people's freedom and hope gradually turned into a trap of conventions and ineffective methods.
The Way We Vote: It’s Time for a Change
The main problems of the archaic offline voting system are well known for a long time:
The human factor: the traditional system uses third parties — people, to collect and count votes. And this is a direct risk of fraud and bribery.
Digital ways with automation helped partially solve these problems. Now, many countries use or plan to introduce electronic voting methods. Similar online voting systems have already been tested or are actively used in Estonia, Australia, Great Britain, USA, India, Spain, Canada, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Sierra Leone, France, Switzerland and other countries.
All that a voter needs to participate in elections from a personal computer: an ID card with a chip, as well as a card reader and a special program. Some systems already provide for the possibility of verification through a fingerprint and the use of special Apps on smartphones.
However, standard online voting systems are subject to serious risks:
5 Signs That Blockchain Innovation Is Needed
And all these benefits are available thanks to the domino.vote blockchain system.
How It Works in Brief
Voting users through their digital ID can sign their actions in ultra-secure digital format. Data is recorded in safe and protected blockchain registers. Due to the unique capabilities of the P2P technology, personalized ballot information is recorded and securely stored in an inextricable chain of blocks (and cannot be changed by third parties). The legitimacy can be verified at any time. But simultaneously all personal data is protected by cryptography, which doesn't give third parties the slightest opportunity to discreetly corrupt the data.
Meanwhile, for the user "outside" of all the technological nuances, the process looks extremely convenient and understandable. Thanks to the trustworthy voting mobile App with an intuitive interface.
It would seem that we are discussing only the serious issue of state voting on a global scale.
However, in practice, any organization is constantly faced with the need for certain votes by making the most important decisions. And this process, which used to take days and even months, can be carried out automatically. And at the highest level of security due to blockchain technology.
Want to know more? Download the domino.vote’s white paper.