The Secretary of state of West Virginia Mac Warner announced the successful completion of the experiment for remote voting using the blockchain platform Voatz held during the recent midterm elections in the United States.
In a statement, Warner said that in the November midterm elections to remotely cast their votes are 144 military personnel stationed in 24 countries around the world. As noted by the Secretary of state of West Virginia, the first of its kind in the United States.
Designed for these purposes, the mobile app introduced a blockchain startup Voatz. It was first tested in may of this year, when the voters of the military units of the two districts in the state were invited to use the app during the Senate elections on 8 may.
According to the company Symantec, which also participated in the development Voatz, during the presidential election of 2016 were able to vote only 18% of the 2 million military and their family members outside the United States. In this case, after inspection of ballots only were taken into account 11% of the votes.
However, despite the declared success of the experiment, the Deputy Secretary of state of West Virginia Michael Quinn gave to understand that to expand it to other categories of voters is not planned yet.
We will remind, in August in Ukraine in test mode, was running the voting system on the NEM blockchain.
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