"According to a recent analysis by the Pew Research Center only 55.7% of the voting-age population cast ballots in the 2016 presidential election. That ranks us 28th out of 35 highly developed countries in terms of voter turnout — behind countries including South Korea and Australia. Regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, everyone can agree that as a country, we need to do better than that.
"Having a way to vote online would obviously be an easier solution, but online voting comes with its own set of problems. It’s not very secure and opens the door to fraud.
"That’s what makes blockchain so compelling here.
"As foreign and domestic bad actors get more sophisticated with their attempts to harm and influence our democracy, we must explore better methods to strengthen election security,” says California Secretary of State Alex Padilla. “Technologies like Blockchain provide insight into what's possible and where conversations about election security might go."