Russia’s Ruling Party Launches Blockchain-based E-voting Facility
According to domestic news bureau TASS, United Russia, Russia’s governing party, introduced a blockchain-based system for electronic voting. It is anticipated that the new model will enhance accountability of elections and remove third-parties in the voting process.
The political party amended its website with the appended e-voting mechanism for its primaries to nominate applicants for the national elections at all levels.
Only those residents who have finished the review proceduress can partake in and vote on the web page offering digital state services. United Russia’s IT initiatives head Vyacheslav Sateyev indicated that the process of vote counting will be carried out using the system powered by blockchain technology.
In recent times, several cities across the world have embraced a blockchain-oriented electoral system as such a system could make electoral process faster, cheaper and safer. A bill to utilize blockchain technology for an electoral process was reportedly tabled by the Moscow City Council last month.
According to the Bangkok Post, in January, the National Electronics and Computer Technology Center or NECTEC in Thailand created blockchain technology to be used in elections.
In 2018, a blockchain-based election was held in the Southern Russian region of Saratov Oblast. Furthermore, in 2018, a blockchain based electoral system was successfully demonstrated by the city of Zug in Switzerland.