Title: Advocating for a blockchain voting system in the USA

Authors: Khaled Zayed; Rebekah Placide

Addresses: International School of Management, 17 Boulevard Raspail, 75007, Paris, France ' International School of Management, 17 Boulevard Raspail, 75007, Paris, France

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to present our proposal to use blockchain technology to create a secure, efficient, and smart voting system in the USA. The first section of this paper presents the current equipment and technology used in the current voting process in the USA. Next, an analysis of the technological challenges of our voting system is presented. Recommendations are proposed to remedy these challenges with the implementation of blockchain and biometric technologies. Next, the paper discusses the features, benefits, and uses of blockchain technology. Finally, arguments are presented both for and against the use of blockchain and biometric technologies for voting purposes.

Keywords: blockchain voting; biometric technologies; security breaches; digital currencies; online voting.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTEL.2020.107985

International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 2020 Vol.12 No.3, pp.306 - 315

Received: 10 Jan 2019
Accepted: 10 Apr 2019

Published online: 27 Mar 2020 *

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