Blockchain Voting: The End To End Process

Wouldn’t it be nice to be allowed to vote using a secure online platform that provides transparency into elections results?

Follow My Vote has created end-to-end verifiable online voting software that is open-source and truly revolutionary. The infographic below describes the end to end process of using our blockchain voting system to vote in an election.

To learn more about blockchain technology, how it works, and how we actually use it in our voting platform, please visit our page on Blockchain Technology in Online Voting.

End to End Verified Blockchain Voting - Follow My Vote

 

To summarize the above infographic, Follow My Vote is simply taking the current process of voting in an election on Election Day (in a state with Voter ID laws) and bringing that process entirely online, in an attempt to make it easier, more secure, and even more cost effective for everyone involved.

When using our blockchain voting system, the voter would download and install the Follow My Vote voting booth on the personal device of their choice (i.e. desktop computer, laptop computer, smartphone, or tablet). From there, the voter would submit the appropriate identity information in order to have their identity verified by an Identity Verifier, which would be approved by the organization hosting the election ahead of time. Once their identity is verified, the voter would be able to request their ballot, at which point they are issued their correct ballot type by the Registrar. The voter would then complete their ballot and securely submit their vote(s) to the blockchain-based ballot box. To obtain proof of casting their ballot, the voter would have the option to print out a receipt. If allowed by the organization hosting the election, the voter may vote early and could even re-enter the Follow My Vote voting booth to change their vote if they change their mind in the days leading up to the election. When the polls close on Election Day, the most current votes submitted by each voter would be considered the official votes; and, voters would be allowed to follow their vote into the ballot box to ensure that their vote was cast as intended and counted as cast. If they choose to do so, each voter would also be allowed to audit each ballot in the ballot box to confirm the vote totals being reported by our blockchain voting system are accurate, without revealing the identity of each voter.

At Follow My Vote, we want every voter to have faith in the democratic process, trust in their government, and feel like their voice matters. To this end, our blockchain voting solution provides voters with a way to confirm that their voice has been heard and that election results, as a whole, are truly accurate.

To learn more about the ID Verification and Registration steps of our process and how it ensures each voter’s right to privacy within our online voting system, please visit our page on Cryptographically Secure Voting.

Comments 8

  1. Brent

    Will this allow preferential voting? I will not support a voting system unless it uses preferential voting. I am sure a way to allow it could easily be worked out. There is no point in having verifiable voting if much bigger problems with voting are not also addressed. http://www.fairvote.org/rcv#rcvbenefits

  2. Piers Digby

    Hello!

    What prevents votes being bought and sold under this system? As I understand it, the private ballot booth means that if I sell my vote to someone, I don’t actually have to vote the way the person I sold it to desired – there’s no way of them verifying that I did or did not vote as I said. So people don’t bother buying votes.

    Under this system, if I can fill in and send the vote from my computer, from my own living room, someone could be there with me, to monitor how I vote. Alternatively, I could simply sell my vote to someone, then email them the key to my vote. How does FollowMyVote stop a) the wrong person using a key, or b) someone being able to monitor in which way a vote was cast?

    As a side note, I know this is also a problem with postal ballots, but the ease and simplicity of online voting, by comparison, magnifies the problem, and in any case, most voting is currently via the ballot booth and not the postal ballot anyway.

  3. D. Frank Robinson

    Followmyvote could be implemented for casting ballots in lieu of Federal form 186 Federal Absentee Write-in Ballot (FAWB) for US citizens voting from overseas. Presumably there is no systemic problem with any number of write-in candidates for such balloting.
    Building trust for the system will require side by side testing with traditional balloting even if done on county level elections before used for state-wide voting. U S elections are conducted at the state level except that Congress has authority to mandate a uniform manner for conducting such elections for federal candidates in all states.
    In my view blockchain voting can remove all excuses for the ballot censorship (ballot access for candidates and parties) which currently exists. If that is not done, blockchain voting does nothing but secure a regime of voter censorship.

  4. Laurel Kaskurs

    How can you prevent entire cities full of fake precincts from entering their own voter ID # s to drown out the real vote?

  5. ONAINA FABIEN

    Dear, Sirs, Mme, Professor could it be possible to focus some application of your research in improving safe and fraud free voting process for Democratic and transparent free and fair election process in third world countries, so as to get ride of the highest cause of dictatorship Bad governance,election rigging , corrupt governance,civil war and social crises in third world countries. Helping transparency in election and good governance shall helps builds a better and peaceful world.

  6. am

    well, good you guys are doing something about electronic votes, which are fake everywhere they are used… but a voting software MUST be open source and free software, say what you will about blockchain technology…

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