Ukraine’s Election Commission Starts Pilot Voting using NEM’s Blockchain

Chirayu Choubisa

August 9, 2018 11:04 am

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A member of Ukraine Election Commission is investigating the use of blockchain technology in elections.

Mr. Oleksandr Stelmakh, working for Ukraine’s Central Election Commission, remarked on the ongoing trial Tuesday by way of Facebook. The test run started in July when Oleksandr Stelmakh urged his friends on Facebook to participate in a ‘test vote’ that had been created in collaboration with a local NEM Foundation group utilizing NEM’s blockchain platform.

Oleksandr Stelmakh wrote:

“One of the basic useful properties of the blockchain is the impossibility of making modifications to the saved information. These are the attributes we tried to use to save the data of the local ballot sessions.”

He included:

“It must be noted that the trial was held in the test environment of the blockchain NEM and for the transactions used by the test coins that were kindly provided the representative of the NEM Foundation in Ukraine, Anton Bosenko. The blockchain test environment has 28 nodes. “

Oleksandr Stelmakh, further wrote that based on the results, it would cost around $1.127 to place a node which can be utilized to vote in each police headquarters, which he stated was a “small” cost to pay for the innovation.

Oleksandr Stelmakh told readers in his post that the trial period for the blockchain experiment was still going on and polls utilizing “test coins.” had not yet closed.

The official’s work depicts the latest efforts to implement the technology for tabulating votes with an intention that blockchain could be utilized to build a permanent record or at least a backup to help ease problems when tallying final counts. Blockchain has further been improved as a tool for a proxy voting, in which shareholders of an organization

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