Election using Blockchain? Sierra Leone just did it

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Sierra Leone’s 2018 presidential elections, which took place on March 7th, represents the first time
in history that blockchain technology has been used in a national government election.

Swiss-based Agora, in collaboration with the National Electoral Commission, recorded Sierra  Leone West Districts results on its custom-built blockchain, ensuring that election data was third-party verifiable and protected against any possibility of tampering. Election results are publicly available on Agora’s website, which has allowed citizens to monitor their election within only a few hours of polls closing.
While some countries have adopted “black box” e-voting machines, none of these systems have provided a secure and transparent platform for recording votes. Blockchain, however, offers the security and transparency requirements that were missing in previous systems, and Africa is leading the way in adopting this next generation technology into its elections.
And in India? Well, we still believe in EVMs.

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