Adapting part of the bitcoin protocol to the voting experience

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Offline Embrey

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After pondering the possibility that voting is tampered with to determine the outcome of any race, it occurred to me that if each voter were to receive a receipt on which a random and unique mathematical proof that verified how they voted, maybe we would gain confidence in the voting process.  Thereafter, voters would be able to enter their proof into a database which could be used to doublecheck the vote tallies on a precinct by precinct basis.

I am only a novice when it comes to understanding the schematics of the bitcoin process but an open source vote verification system would be interesting.  Please add your criticisms and/or improvements to the idea.

Offline tlhall93

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Re: Adapting part of the bitcoin protocol to the voting experience
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2016, 09:30:06 PM »
Great idea !
I've been thinking the same thing for years after taking an elective Cryptography course for an Engineering degree.
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