The new system will bring blockchain security and immutability to local elections as well as reinforce Tsukuba City’s "smart city" initiative
Japanese firm Layer X has announced the development of an electronic voting system based on a blockchain protocol as part of a wider “smart city” initiative being pursued by Tsukuba City.
The Tokyo-based company said that the new system will meet the technical needs of electronic voting, including the prevention of double voting, accurate storage of voting content, voter confidentiality, and management of operation records.
In addition, it will enable voters to check their own voting results, providing the cryptographic ability to verify that the recording and aggregation processes for the votes on the blockchain network was performed correctly.
Layer X explained that, through its new system, it seeks to push for a shift towards electronic voting in local governments.