Over the past year, various aspects of people’s lives have moved online, including making joint decisions. That has led to the number of sessions on Polys increasing threefold in this period. The immutable and decentralized nature of blockchain makes it a perfect technology for e-voting in conditions and industries with high security requirements. And with the growing popularity of blockchain-backed elections, the need for new voting methods appeared.
To support those changing scenarios most required by customers, Polys has added the following types of voting available out-of-the-box:
- ‘For, Against, Abstain’ voting
When implementing this type of ballot, the main challenge was to establish a fast and efficient vote count, while enabling strong privacy protection.
- Open ballot voting
To make voting orchestration and management easier, the following features were introduced:
- Simplified billing and licensing
- Tracking opened ballots
- Tools to edit lists of voters
- Archive old sessions
Alexander Sazonov, Head of Polys, comments on the improvements to the system:
“We review all suggestions from our clients and aim to quickly implement the most requested features. For example, as more joint decision making, which previously happened in person, moves online, standard voting ballots do not always take into account all the specifics of such election. We observed that some of our customers tended to create a series of voting sessions, all happening at the same time. We have updated our platform with these new voting methods and features, so our clients do not have to choose between security and convenience.”
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 Data from December 2020-February 2021 and December 2019 and February 2020 were analyzed