An Indian state is testing online voting based on blockchain technology – Yahoo Finance

An Indian state is testing online voting based on blockchain technology – Yahoo Finance


An image of a member of election duty staff arranging an EVM inside a strong room

An image of a member of election duty staff arranging an EVM inside a strong room

A small segment of the world’s largest democracy is set to test a whole new way of exercising its electoral franchise: through a smartphone app.

On Oct. 20, nearly 113,000 voters of Khammam, a district in India’s newest state, will take part in a dry run for the country’s first smartphone-based e-voting exercise organised by the Telangana State Election Commission (TSEC). The polling body is using artificial intelligence and blockchain ledger technology for its experiment.

The registration for voting in the dry run will remain open on Oct. 8-18, TSEC said in an Oct. 6 (Wednesday) press release.

Last year, Telangana had piloted the use of Source…