Author Topic: Election with blockchain technology. what you think?  (Read 37 times)

Offline Cruelmes

Election with blockchain technology. what you think?
« on: August 28, 2018, 10:35:02 PM »
Election is one of the electoral democracy parties to fill certain political positions held every 4 years whether it's presidential elections or 2 years for regional heads in America. As we all know, the elections for the regional level and Preaident will begin in 2020.

The first general election was held in 1955, precisely during the cabinet of Burhanuddin Harahap, source. as we know during this election is done in the traditional way to get the votes of the people, usually someone who wants to make an election must come directly to the Voting Center determined by the election committee as precisely.

Each election participant is required to choose one of the candidates in the ballot. The cabinet will give the time. after that the local committee will calculate the results of the vote which can then be processed to the central Vote and do a recount to get valid results.

I think that there is still a gap to get more votes, because the counters have the mind to do that. well, what happens if Blockchain Technology is implemented in the Election?

 - transparent: With Blockchain election technology will be more transparent and everyone can find out the results of the incoming votes
- Anonymous: A member of the election can choose his candidate without having to know his identity
- Accurate: the calculation will be more accurate because it will directly enter the ledger on the blockchain network
- Can not be changed = The voted entered in the blockchain network ledger cannot be changed by anyone.

source : https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4963690.msg44759238#msg44759238

Online Talk Merit

Re: Election with blockchain technology. what you think?
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2018, 07:56:31 AM »
It's an interesting possibility, but I think the problems are too great for it to be realised in the near future. I'll have a go at editing your post, but I need to understand a bit more about the details of the American political system first. I know that voting machines opened the door to fraud for example.

Offline Cruelmes

Re: Election with blockchain technology. what you think?
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2018, 09:57:04 AM »
It's an interesting possibility, but I think the problems are too great for it to be realised in the near future. I'll have a go at editing your post, but I need to understand a bit more about the details of the American political system first. I know that voting machines opened the door to fraud for example.
Ok thanks

Offline Helana

Re: Election with blockchain technology. what you think?
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2018, 03:03:14 PM »
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It was tried in Sierra Leona past elections by a private enterprise called Agora.https://futurism.com/sierra-leone-election-blockchain-agora/

The problem I see is how to mine the votes. In order to resolve the hash and for it to be "certificated" so a new block arises, you need miners, that' s the way a new block is added to the Blockchain. Now, if someone has more than the 51% of the mining power, then the mined blocks can be corrupted. So, how can a corrupted state resolve that?
Are the miners going to be civil or who is going to decide who's mining??



Offline Cruelmes

Re: Election with blockchain technology. what you think?
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2018, 09:47:40 AM »
It was tried in Sierra Leona past elections by a private enterprise called Agora.https://futurism.com/sierra-leone-election-blockchain-agora/

The problem I see is how to mine the votes. In order to resolve the hash and for it to be "certificated" so a new block arises, you need miners, that' s the way a new block is added to the Blockchain. Now, if someone has more than the 51% of the mining power, then the mined blocks can be corrupted. So, how can a corrupted state resolve that?
Are the miners going to be civil or who is going to decide who's mining??

How if they make smartcontract a new token.  so they can choose how much holder (citizen) and for vote they just need to send token to people that he/she want to vote?