Russian Independent Electoral Watchdog To Use Blockchain For Voting System

A Russian independent electoral is trialing a blockchain-based electronic voting system, Tass reports August 17.

The non-profit Association of Independent Public Observers, named “National Public Monitoring” (NOM), declared the pilot at a press conference in Moscow on Friday. NOM government organizer Roman Kolomystev told correspondents:

“As part of our congress, we are launching a pilot electronic voting system built on a blockchain system.”

The inaugural Russian Congress of Public Observers was hung on the activity of NOM, nearby the Russian Fund for Free Elections and the Association of Lawyers of the Russian Federation, Tass reports.

Different accomplices of the occasion were allegedly the Corps for Clean Elections, the People’s Observer, and Public Association Group 32. Tass refers to Kolomoytsev as saying that the occasion was attended by a group of 300 people.

Russia has been involved in trying to pass crypto and blockchain enactment since the start of January. This spring saw the State Duma acknowledge the first reading of a package of draft bills concerning crypto and blockchain, yet the Russian government presently can’t seem to formally endorse the statutes as law.

As Cointelegraph revealed not long ago, Ukraine’s Electoral Commission is additionally reported to be presently working with NEM on a progression of trials to apply blockchain technology to electoral voting.

In the U.S., select residents of the state of West Virginia will have the capacity to utilize a mobile blockchain-based application for voting in the government elections this November. The mobile voting platform, Voatz, employes facial recognition software to guarantee that every voter coordinates their government-issued identification. The use of the application will be limited to individuals from the military serving abroad.


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