Thai Government Agency to Use Blockchain For Voting

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One of Thailand government agency has built a blockchain-based solution which aims to digitalize elections voting in the country. The Bangkok Post reported that Thailand’s National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), has finished the development of the system for blockchain-based voting and is looking for trial partners.

Chalee Vorakulpipat, head of the cybersecurity laboratory at NECTEC said:

“Nectec developed blockchain technology for e-voting that can be applied to national, provincial or community elections, as well as business votes such as the board of directors. The goal is to reduce fraud and maintain data integrity.”

As of now, the agency is looking to test the blockchain system on a smaller scale. This includes elections in universities, provinces, and communities, and is looking partners for the test.

Mr. Vorakulpipat also added that for large-scale implementation, such as for general elections, the agency would need more time because every voter needs to have an affordable mobile internet connection and identity verification.

The recent report said that West Virginians implemented a blockchain-based mobile voting application for casting absentee ballots in the upcoming midterm elections.

Citizens of West Virginia that presently live in abroad have reportedly begun using a blockchain-based app for voting on Friday. The application dubbed will enable voters registered in 24 countries to cast absentee ballots via smartphones, mainly targeting military members stationed overseas.

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