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Daniel Halliday
Jul 30 · Last update 19 days ago.
Could technology be used to combat election rigging?
Following the US, the EU and Japan refusing to verify Cambodia’s disputably flawed elections, could technology be used to provide a corruption proof voting system?
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Voting technology IS changing, but the question of voter intimidation has been left unanswered
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Cryptographic solutions like blockchain could change the face of voting
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Voting technology IS changing, but the question of voter intimidation has been left unanswered

In the example of Cambodia it wasn’t so much the faking of votes that was the problem but the intimidation of voters and the imprisonment of the governments main opposition. What can technology do about that it already isn’t to stop this from occurring? In fact, in these situations electronic voting may amplify intimidation and fear, as a proportion of all societies will inevitably not understand how electronic voting systems work. These individuals may therefore feel more overwhelmed and intimidated by questions of security and loss of anonymity.

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Cryptographic solutions like blockchain could change the face of voting

Electronic voting systems are already being utilised in India, Brazil, Venezuela and the United States. However Estonia is leading the way with online voting systems, also seen in Switzerland, and parts of Canada, France and the US also. Blockchain could be utilised to have a verifiable decentralised database of votes. This would allow voting to become tamperproof, transparent, more accessible, more affordable and tensionless.

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