The Moscow government intends to use blockchain technology for the local elections. While in test mode.
Last year officials of the government of Moscow, local media reported that they were exploring the technology. The goal is to consider possible solutions to prevent fraud when voting on issues of city management. The application “Active citizen” is one of the possible variants of the use of technology in voting.
December 4, officials made a statement that the work on pilot tracking system to vote through the blockchain finished. The system must make a valid application “Active citizen” more open.
The introduction of this technology will make voting in the framework of the “Active citizen” is even more open: it should remove all the criticism for wrong interpretation of results of voting the results of voting – after all, everyone will be able to verify the information at all stages.
In addition to the public statement, the government took the decision to place the project code freely available on GitHub.
In fact the statement says nothing about whether a pilot project will be implemented, and if so, when.