Each system of payments or transaction needs security. As, we have so many issues like accounts hacking, snatching, robberies etc. Unfortunately, no one has the ability to control it. Everyone needs the transparent and proper way of transactions. And, security expert’s recent study shows that voting machines are also vulnerable to hacking.
Consequently, don’t worry about the weaknesses. A company trying to replace recent proprietary machines with new secure and open-source voting machine. Whereas, the technology behind the voting machine will be blockchain.
The blockchain is a distributed ledger. Instead of the company have the central database, everyone has a charge to set up a new code on the network and have the copy of it. For example. a bank with the database of withdrawals and deposits. And, as a customer, you have to believe that bank has tracked your cash correctly. In addition, now imagine that a number of customers do the same job with your funds to maintain honesty of ledger. This is what bitcoin currency works with complete security of funds.
Now, this technology has the ability to maintain a voting system. Advocate-tested blockchain based election by Liberal Alliance in Denmark and in European pirate party. Now, blockchain technology is going to introduce a secure and an actual voting machine. Who keep the record of the votes by using blockchain technology.
How it works
Now, the question is how this technology will do. Voters will register themselves as they do before. On the day of elections, people have to come and fill out a ballot with three QR codes at its bottom. Codes are;
- a unique cryptographic number which is basically a blockchain address.
- ballet ID
- last one for the election ID
The ‘vote unit’ will be sent to the candidates on the scanning of the votes. candidates will receive a unique address, is also called a wallet. which is how the machine knowing where to send votes.
Where you can see the candidate’s address. Accordingly, you can have the complete check that how many votes each candidate has, using the blockchain explorer that pull up the information about each ledger.
A team of blockchain technologies shows a machine look like fax machine connected to screen. While the machine disconnects from the internet to keep nasty factors from operating the votes before it connects to the internet they coming in and burn the ballots to the DVD.
Here, the point arises is, how to configure the blockchain. There are more possibilities to use the same blockchain bitcoin. Whereas, blockchain technologies crop. Introduce new VoteUnit, who works in the same way. In addition, with one change that is no transaction fees for each transfer.
Security o the machines
Senior computer scientist Jeremy Epstein explains,” Blockchainoter will never be able to know”. Young admitted it but his team uses several safeguards.
In addition, young says, “The open source code combined with the paper, DVD, and blockchain audit trails may not completely eliminate fraud in the voting process, but it will be a step in the right direction. Especially compared to the 10-15-year-old, buggy electronic voting machines we use today”.
Steve Borelli software developer pointed that current voting machines manufacture by banking and security company Diebold has a large number of issues. Without any external inspection. Borelli explains Anyone who knows Python can look at every nook and cranny of the code.”
The broken parts of the machine can easily replace because parts are easily available. Whereas, when machines have been discontinued some parts are difficult to replace. Developers add the term Paper trail to the machines. Hacking may go hidden if there will not be the paper trail for voters. In addition, because of paper trail voters can be up to date with elections process and its difficulties. If DVD’s data and blockchains will not match then the paper ballots can be used for verification.
Borelli explains, “if you enter a vote into an electronic touch screen first, and then it spits out a result, then it’s vulnerable to manipulation before it reaches the physical paper form.’’
Blockchain technologies crop. believes that this machine would provide secure and transparent way of voting. Borelli says we are going to embarrass Diebold.