Enhancing Electronic Voting With A Dual-Blockchain Architecture





electronic voting, blockchains, consensus algorithms


Voting is one of the most fundamental aspects of democracy. Over the past few decades, voting methods around the world have expanded from traditional paper ballot systems to electronic voting (e-voting), in which votes are written directly to computer memory. Like any computer system, voting machines are susceptible to technical vulnerabilities that open up opportunities for hackers to tamper with votes, causing the use of electronic voting technology to raise concerns about ballot security. We describe how electronic voting can be supported by blockchain technology to ensure voter secrecy, vote correctness, and equal voting rights. In this paper, we present a system using two separate blockchains, each with separate transactions and consensus algorithms. We describe a prototype implementation that validates our ideas by executing several proof-of-concept simulations of a range of voting scenarios.

Author Biography

Kees Leune, Adelphi University

Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science


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Leune, K., & Punjwani, J. (2021). Enhancing Electronic Voting With A Dual-Blockchain Architecture. Ledger, 6. https://doi.org/10.5195/ledger.2021.199



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