West Virginia offers its counties mobile blockchain voting

posted 10 months ago
Officials from West Virginia are bringing a blockchain-based mobile voting app to all 55 counties in the state in a move aimed to allow absentee voters in the military to cast ballots remotely in the midterm election. The state piloted the blockchain app in May that allowed deployed military personnel and their dependents to cast ballots in the primary election.

The app is developed and deployed by voting technology startup Voatz, which said the tech encodes and stores data of ballots via a decentralized network in a bid to ensure voting information is encrypted and transacted more promptly. That said, Warner's deputy chief of staff Michael Queen said the state will leave the final decision to individual counties whether they will use the nascent tech.
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