Tsukuba is now the first Japanese city to test a BLOCKCHAIN voting system. From West Virginia to Switzerland, the integration of BLOCKCHAIN technology into voting systems created a sensation. Now, the Japanese city of Tsukuba continues to move in this direction.
According to Japan Times, a new online voting system including BLOCKCHAIN has been introduced to allow citizens to vote for various proposals for social contribution projects. The project proposals included the creation of a new cancer diagnosis technology and the construction of a system to help manage outdoor sports competitions. The voting program was based primarily on Japan's identification system, which gives all residents in the country a 12-digit identification number.
Officials hope this will facilitate administrative processes while limiting crimes such as tax evasion. On the other hand, some citizens are concerned that the whole concept weakens their sense of basic privacy.
The process is not fast at all times
Tsukuba Mayor Tatsuo Igarashi noted that the process of casting his vote through the new system has become fairly easy, although he fears it will involve more complex procedures.
Citizens were able to vote by computer after allowing the card reader to check their card numbers while integrating BLOCKCHAIN technology to help protect voting information from fraud. However, some said it was difficult to know whether votes had already been counted.
Despite some issues in Tsukuba, the BLOCKCHAIN vote began to spread more and more as the number of voters around the world increased.
Making history by entering the BLOCKCHAIN system into voting systems
Zog, Switzerland topped the headlines this summer after the BLOCKCHAIN voting system was completed. City contact chief Dieter Mueller said the first test was successful, because those who chose to participate found that the actual voting process was fairly simple. About a month ago, investors at the annual general meeting of Santan der were able to cast their ballots through a BLOCKCHAIN-based system.
In March, West Virginia tested the BLOCKCHAIN-based vote through a mobile phone. The idea was to give military personnel outside the state a way to vote easily in elections. The Virginia Secretary of State also collaborated with Boston-based Voatz to allow the application of qualified individuals.
There was one case where the alleged voting system was merely fake news. Where initial reports from Sierra Leone were transmitted last March, reported that officials had worked with Agora to confirm votes in one area of the country. Subsequently, the National Electoral Commission of Sierra Leone responded by writing about its use of an internal database to compile the election results. The commission said that BLOCKCHAIN was not used in any part of the electoral process.