The current election system certainly looks archaic, forcing voters to travel to a polling station just to put a cross on a piece of paper. The weather can play a role in deciding whether you go out to vote or not, while voting day may find you away on vacation. Voter turnout has been steadily declining
in established democracies in Europe, Latin America, and the US for the past few decades. Can modern technology help here?
According to the research mentioned above, online voting could push turnout up to 79% in the UK. It is also a great way to engage younger voters, busy workers and even citizens living abroad, not to mention those less mobile members of society for whom online voting may be the perfect solution.
Now, anyone can create an online vote based on blockchain technology and it doesn't require any special computer knowledge – it's easy to implement and automatically calculates the results. Although switching to online elections at the government level may (and should) take some time, elections to student councils or within local communities can already be held online.
We invite you to conduct your first online vote
now – and, as always, we'd really appreciate any feedback.