Voting at the primaries in the Yabloko party
These primaries were the first in Russian political history to use blockchain technology to vote on debates.
The Russian United Democratic Party Yabloko is in favour of a socially oriented market economy, equal opportunities, the inviolability of private property, competition in politics and economy, the strengthening of democratic institutions, and the rule of law. The party comprises over 28,000 members in total, has 76 regional branches and, over 600 local organizations.

Nikolay Rybakov
Vice-chair and the head of the organizing committee of the Yabloko party primaries
"The Polys online voting system made it possible to carry out an important party procedure at a perfectly decent level without the need for complex organization and additional investments."
The impossibility of traditional elections for primaries
Traditional voting would not have been capable of providing a representative vote over the five days of voting. It certainly wouldn't have offered a convenient way to vote for those who couldn't attend the event. Therefore, it was decided to conduct online voting on the Polys platform.
Voting at the debate of Moscow mayoral candidates from the Yabloko party
The debates lasted 11 hours a day and were broadcast over the internet. The main goal of online voting with Polys was to enable every voter to support a candidate at any time during the primaries over the five days.

The important condition laid down by the party leadership was the option of an in-person vote for older voters and those party members who, for one reason or another, couldn't vote online. The Polys team, therefore, provided offline terminals that were located at the Yabloko office. Those participants opting to vote in-person received unique codes in hard copy and voted via the terminals.
145 man-hours saved
Elections were held over six days and included 58 votes, 21 candidates, and 8,000 voters.

If traditional paper-based voting had been used, it would have been necessary to print out and manually count the ballot papers for 58 separate votes. If two-three were people responsible for organizing the elections, printing and counting would most probably have taken an average of 1 hour for each vote, meaning approximately 145 man-hours were saved.