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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  • followed A fair voting system 2021-06-15 10:17:44 +1000

  • commented on A fair voting system 2021-06-04 08:44:15 +1000
    The statement: “The winning candidate is the most preferred or least disliked candidate by the entire electorate” is simply incorrect as can be easily proved. The fact is that the preferential voting system is seriously flawed because it effectively ignores last and near-last preferences.

    Now preferential VOTING is the best system available. Period. However: the so-called ‘counting’ method is seriously biased towards 1st preferences while totally ignoring last preferences. The result is that a candidate can “win the wooden spoon” as being the MOST DISLIKED candidate by a healthy margin and YET be declared the ‘winner after preferences’ by a narrow margin.

    This is proved in simple numerical examples at https colon slash slash tinyurl dot com slash ElectoralReformOz all one word. This is not just an obscure theoretical problem: it is a real issue that can and does gets candidates elected AGAINST the voters preferences. The above link shows that 3 of the 25 MLAs elected in the 2020 ACT election were elected against voters preferences – and the link names those wrongly elected and those wrongly eliminated including giving the exact counts showing how the eliminated candidate won against the ‘elected’ candidate in a virtual one-on-one run-off election as determined by the actual preference votes at the ElectionsACT website.

    The link also introduces the authors Average Preference Rating (APR) system of fairly counting preferential votes to guarantees to always exactly follow whatever preferences voters have marked. APR allows SPLIT Partial Preferential voting which allows voters to mark their first few, and their last few, preferences: the SPLIT option makes it easier for voters faced with ballot papers such as vote 1-32 Above the Line, Or 1-140 below the line.

    APR is very VERY fast to count provided that all votes are SCANNED &/OR DIGITISED. Votes could be scanned on site and a VERY small file uploaded from each polling place and amalgamated very quickly at the main electoral office. The reason for the small file size and speed of counting is that no votes are ever distributed, every preference mark is taken into account and the system is totally fair. The system easily allows multiple parallel audit trails that make election fraud extremely difficult – it ist even possible to allow a voter to check that their particular vote was actually counted and recorded correctly in the count by using unique random vote IDs generated when the voter votes – plus candidates, parties and media could get near real-time info re individual polling booths or electorate tallies as votes are counted. The system allows even a close Australian Federal Senate Election results to be available within hours of polls closing.

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