Alexander Stelmakh, who is the head of service of state registry of voters to the Central electoral Commission of Ukraine, in his Facebook described the potential application of blockchain technology in elections.
Trial voting began in July, when Stelmach urged his friends on Facebook to participate in a “test vote”, which was created in partnership with local NEM group Foundation, using the NEM blockchain.
One of the main useful properties of the blockchain is the impossibility of any change in the information that is already in it, as well as decentralized storage at its numerous nodes. It is these characteristics that we tried to use to save the data of protocols of polling stations already elections of the President of Ukraine in 2014.
It should be noted that the experiment was conducted in a test environment, the NEM blockchain, and all transactions were carried out with a test coin, courtesy of NEM representative of the Fund in Ukraine Anton Bosenko. In a test environment has 28 nodes.
Stelmach also noted that such a vote will cost a $ 1227 (per node). This will allow you to place a node that you can use for voting in each police station that, he said, is a “small” price.
Stelmach also reminded readers that the test period is still ongoing.