One of the classic arguments against online voting is the issue of security on the internet.Anonymity and verifiability, in particular, are two requirements
of free and fair political elections that are seen as difficult to implement online.
This is where blockchain technology comes in. A blockchain is a decentralized database that distributes information among all the network members rather than storing it all in one place. This makes it very difficult to compromise – you would have to hack significant amount of computers on the network to get at the information.
As for anonymity, the Polys online voting system makes use of blind signature techniques. Votes are anonymized, encrypted, and sent directly to the blockchain, and it is feasible to verify that a vote was actually cast. Of course, this requires certain skills, but it is possible
. Thus verifiability is achieved.
Elections are always a serious process, and on top of that online elections are also a new process. But at Polys we are serious about security and transparency issues and are ready to openly discuss and comment on any risks that may be associated with online voting.