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A Blockchain-Based Voting System for E-Elections in Totalitarian States

Authors Names :   Mohammad Reza Esfandyari   1     Mohammad Hossin shafiabadi   2 *  

1  Affiliation :  Department of Computer Engineering, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

    Email :  777.re28@gmail.com

2  Affiliation :  Department of Computer Engineering, IslamShahhr Branch, Islamic Azad University, IslamShahr, Iran

    Email :   shafiabadi@iiau.ac.ir

Doi   :   https://doi.org/10.54216/AJBOR.030202

Received: December 26, 2020 Accepted: May 19, 2021

Abstract :

The purpose of the present research was to introduce a blockchain-based voting system so that any state, including totalitarian states, can show interest in using it. In this method, a hybrid voting system with two centralized and distributed systems was used. Its centralized system is one of the most common voter identification and polling models, and its distributed system, which is designed with Ethereum public blockchain, is voting for voters. Totalitarian states are not interested in announcing the results online. Also, the lack of trust in E-voting systems by both states and voters has led to E-voting in important political elections in most states as support for manual or paper voting. Based on the results of field research with this voting system, it was possible to create a 7 min break between the end of the voting process and the announcement of the results for political considerations. This break can be increased by agreement. The results of the votes cannot be manipulated in any way. Survey results should also be communicated to voters before the voting process. This voting system can improve the level of democracy and maximum participation. It is hoped that the spread of distributed technologies, especially the blockchain, will pave the way for the spread of justice and democracy around the world.

Keywords :

E-Voting , Blockchain , Ethereum , Distributed Systems ,  Electronic Democracy , Electronic elections

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Cite this Article as :
Mohammad Reza Esfandyari , Mohammad Hossin shafiabadi, A Blockchain-Based Voting System for E-Elections in Totalitarian States, American Journal of Business and Operations Research, Vol. 3 , No. 2 , (2021) : 77-93 (Doi   :  https://doi.org/10.54216/AJBOR.030202)