To solve the dilemma of the inability to vote, the Election Commission of India has decided to build a blockchain system for voting.
This is in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology. As stated by the Chief Election Commissioner.
Because people are not able to get to their polling booth on election day, they are not able to vote.
With this new blockchain development, Indians who are registered can vote anywhere they are.
Also, the commissioner has recommended linking voter identification cards with Aadhaar.
Employing Blockchain System for elections in India
Chief Election Commissioner, Sunil Arora, at s Summit stated that the Election Commission (EC) was near to unraveling one of the massive voting difficulties in the country.
Arora was optimistic that the blockchain system would start being effective during his term.
Blockchain for voting in other countries
Blockchain technology has been used for voting in many places.
For instance, in the United States, various states and local governments have been investigating using blockchain technology for voting.
In 2018, West Virginia started authorizing specific voters to submit their ballots using the technology via an application known as Voatz.
Ohio has specified two main public sector blockchain apps which are property record management and voting.
The Indian state of Telangana is also not left behind. It is analyzing the use of this technology in its voting too.
The administration of Chandler, Arizona, is also reviewing using a blockchain to allow registered voters to cast their ballots electronically.
In a report announced in June 2019, the California Senate Office of Research said the likely safety advantages of blockchain technology have resulted in many proposals to apply it to voting applications.
The blockchain application among other things secures voter rolls when stored so as to enable voters to document their votings remotely.
Election specialists have, however, conveyed doubts about the idea, stating that the online procedures are not secure.
According to them, blockchain helps with the safety of a cast ballot but does not address the authenticity of votes or the security of voters’ devices.
Others have also added that nothing beats physical polling booths.