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Blockchain Voting

Eliminate possibility of voting machine fraud
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Blockchain is the software algorithm behind Bitcoin, and provides a mechanism for secure digital transfer.

Beyond the high profile attempt to replace money, it's already being used to secure money transfers, trading and the like. It's not hackable, at least not until true quantum computers.

Now imagine each voting machine as a blockchain register, and each register voter receiving a token.

You would instantly know if the person had already voted, and you would instantly know the totals for each and every machine and for all machines.

theircompetitor, Jan 28 2016

Sanders worried about Microsoft http://www.msnbc.co...fluence-iowa-caucus
[theircompetitor, Jan 28 2016]

What is block chain https://en.wikipedi...ck_chain_(database)
[theircompetitor, Jan 28 2016]

Follow my vote https://followmyvot...end-to-end-process/
[theircompetitor, Jan 28 2016]

Using the Blockchain to Reinvent the Music Business http://fortune.com/...7/blockchain-music/
[tatterdemalion, Jan 28 2016]


       I don't follow your third and fourth paragraphs; I think you need to elaborate more.   

       Tagline while typing this: // I like this idea, only I think it should be run by the government. // I thought it already was…
notexactly, Jan 28 2016

       So a handful of technocrats would understand how the machines work?...I'm not entirety certain this would eliminate fraud. Even if it is open source, you'd need some kind of review process to ensure that a trusted individual wasn't tweaking vote counts.
the porpoise, Jan 28 2016

       actually you would not, [tp]. You literally could withdraw your vote see the total change, add it back.   

       [notexactly]. Your token is either with you or with the voting machine -- there's no doubt as to who has it. The total of votes in the voting machine is the total -- there's no doubt to it (anymore than there would be for a bitcoin balance). Etc.
theircompetitor, Jan 28 2016

       oh, apparently being baked (see link)
theircompetitor, Jan 28 2016

       The idea has merit. Blockchain could have many uses. See link regarding use in music distribution.
tatterdemalion, Jan 28 2016

       Hmm... how do these blockchain tokens get secured? Are they physical tokens of some kind? Are they coded to an individual somehow? I don't know that much about bitcoin except that I don't have any.
RayfordSteele, Jan 28 2016

       Well perceived [Ian Tindale] re your link, it had already been a thing for some time however. As with the voting example I believe it is one of those cultural evolutionary paradigm things. Blockchain looks useful for lots of secure transaction oriented purposes.
tatterdemalion, Jan 28 2016


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