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French City Trials Tezos Blockchain for Electronic Voting

French City Trials Tezos Blockchain for Electronic Voting

The French city of Verneuil-sur-Seine announced that its residents can vote through the Avosvotes application from October 1 to 8. This app is based on the Tezos blockchain.

This endeavor has the potential to impact the entire region of France’s Yvelines. However, a bypass of the RD154 departmental road has been the subject of various local elected official’s projects for over 60 years.

After several years of planning, the French city’s government is taking voting online via the Tezos blockchain. While voting individuals’ identities are verified manually, the proof of voting will come as a certificate stored on the Tezos blockchain.

Avosvotes CEO Florian Ribiere said,

In Verneuil-sur-Seine, the decentralized and secure voting evidence on the blockchain resulting …the vote will thus be 100% secure and each voter will be able to check that their vote has been taken into account during the digital count

Tezos is a blockchain network based on smart contracts. According to CoinGecko, XTZ is at 17th position with $95.8 million in market capitalization, and its price is $2.11, at the time of writing.

XTZ/USD Price Chart 1-Month (Source: TradingView)
XTZ/USD Price Chart 1-Month (Source: TradingView)

Tezos’ blockchain technology claims to overcome major challenges with the Avosvotes app. Long-standing issues like voter fraud and poor voter turnout have long been obstacles to participation in democracy, both at local and national levels. With the recent innovation, the French city hopes to put an end to these problems for good.

Similarly, in the US, Kaspersky Lab revealed a new type of a blockchain-based voting machine using Polys. Blockchain-based voting may provide voters in many countries with a more accessible and convenient way to cast their ballot.

Crypto trading has enticed Ananthi Reeta to write for CoinQuora. She consistently contributes news and feature articles. She has covered several different blockchain and crypto niches, especially altcoins.