Blockchain Voting Old

We don’t want voting to be any harder for Australians. 

We want it to be easier. We also want it to be fair.

That’s why we’re interested in Blockchain voting.  It’s time we used technology to bring back public trust in elections and election results across Australia.

 

How Blockchain Voting Could Work

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Why Blockchain

Blockchain is being used by banks and the financial services industry to move money and get people paid, quickly, efficiently, safely and securely.  We think voting in Australia should be just that:  quick, efficient, safe and secure.  If Blockchain works for money, it can work for votes.

When you go to vote, you want to be sure that no one else can vote in your name and no one else can vote more than once in an election. Blockchain can help make Australian elections more reliable, fair, safe and secure.  It’s all in the architecture and how it works.

 

So, what is Blockchain?

Blockchain experts use the example that Blockchain behaves like a financial ledger.  In financial ledgers, information from different financial accounts must balance before the ledger can be considered correct.  That’s the idea behind Blockchain voting:  votes from different polling places around the state or around the country must balance with the number of actual enrolled voters and the places where they are registered to vote. 

With an old-school central database like we have today, a hacker acting alone or for an organisation or foreign government can manipulate results almost undetected even while results are being counted. 

With Blockchain, hacking is much more difficult and virtually impossible.  That’s because Blockchain has instant checks and balances that a central database cannot offer.  Basically, everyone involved in the election, including political parties and their candidates, can watch and see in real-time what is happening as votes are delivered and counted.  This can help make voting checking must faster and more reliable.  If the numbers don’t add up, then everyone knows and checks can be done to solve the problem.

In an ideal world, votes are counted quickly, fairly and honestly and we can get results within minutes instead of hours, days, weeks and sometimes months.

 

 

 

So, what does it mean for you?

Blockchain means easy, safe and secure voting using your mobile phone, computer or any digital device connected to the Internet.  No more long lines waiting to vote.  Quick and easy convenient – and fair!

If you think your right to choose your government is important, get behind our campaign for a better, fairer, more trustworthy election-day system.  Tell your local parliamentarian to get behind Blockchain for a stronger, fairer Australian democracy.


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  • commented on Unwanted influences on the voting system 2023-11-23 12:15:44 +1100
    Please I need your vote

  • signed Mark Off Voters Electronically 2023-10-04 12:37:02 +1100
    This must be done to ensure that a voter casts only one vote, besides proposed changes in this petition there should be way for voter to cross check their voting status (voted/yet to vote) for every election event

  • commented on Compulsory voting 2023-09-14 22:49:29 +1000
    John de Wit, less empty negative comments please.

    I’m happy to answer real questions if you’re not yet clear how DCAP works to guarantee fair results. I sympathise – it took me ages to fully understand why current voting systems fail voters and then years to work out how to correct it and then to twig to the simple maths behind it and finally to be able to give simple examples that demonstrate it.

    E.g. it is not obvious that my DCAP system is correct when it will declare that Party D, of 4 parties standing, and with 45% first preferences is the winner despite Party A having 51% first preferences. But that is correct IF, repeat IF, in the election Party A had 49% of 4th (or LAST) preferences and party D had 55% of 2nd preferences. I have proved that particular case, no matter what preferences parties B and C get within the values I specified. Can anyone prove me mathematically &/or logically wrong there? No way! The correct Proportional results in a 100 seat electorate is NOT A=51 seats and D=45 Seats. The correct results is A=27 Seats and D=41 seats with B&C sharing the remaining 33 seats.

    So, it will not be a majority Government for A in its own right. Rather, it will be a minority government, of probably D in coalition with B or C; or, a slim chance of A running a minority government. Apart from the speculation of who will arrange a coalition; who can logically prove I’m wrong and that that voters preferences showed that they collectively wanted A as a majority government? It can’t be done unless you ignore voters’ clear collective preferences. The fact is that a marginal “absolute majorities” may be a real win; or, a travesty of electoral justice simply because Distribution of Preferences (AKA Instant Run Off) and First-Past-The-Post systems are inherently incapable of guaranteeing a fair result.

    I have proved that. I challenge anyone to prove me wrong.

  • commented on Compulsory voting 2023-09-14 16:55:04 +1000
    Peter Newland,
    Your arithmetic is very complex compared to a single vote for the party of your choice. There is no assumption that you should agree with every policy of that party. You just choose the party and candidate you think is best.