Shri Ravi Shankar Prasadji posted following on LinkedIn, two days back :
That elicited 1183 Likes and 44 comments , where I commented :
Today , I found further confirmation of possibility of using BLOCKCHAIN for elections at :
Permissioned block-chains aren’t quite the same as public block-chains, like those supporting the crypto-currencies bitcoin. While anyone can validate transactions on a public block-chain, only authorized persons can validate transactions on a permissioned block-chain.
In the case of the Sierra Leone election, the authorized parties included people from Agora, the Red Cross, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), and the University of Freiburg.
I urge you to consider incorporating this Block-Chain Technology in the following Mobile App proposed by me :
VotesApp [ 18 Aug 2013 ]
This incorporation would be even better ( as far as transparency is concerned ) than the current method of V-VPAT in EVM !
VotesApp will ensure that any voter can get to see ( proof ) of who ( which person ) he voted for , in which election ( Municipal or State or National ) and when – apart from ensuring “ No fake / invalid votes “ !
A complete history of his voting during lifetime – but, which he alone can access on his mobile through his biometrics !
Now imagine aggregation of the voting behaviour of 800 million voters at gross / macro level and totally anonymized – and accessible to anyone on EC’s web site !
This could reveal following types of trends / analytics :
· No of Votes
· Percentage of voters
· Vote share ( party wise )
· State / Region wise
· Gender wise
· Vote swings / Anti Incumbency factors………. Etc
Such BIG DATA analytics might even make it possible to “ predict “ the future voting patterns !
With incorporation of Block-Chain ( into VotesApp ) , opposition will be left with no arguments to oppose SIMULTANEOUS ELECTIONS !
12 March 2018
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