I wrote about Voatz's mobile/#blockchain voting experiment last year for
Future Tense. It’s impossible to tell how things went, because the state and the company aren’t sharing the basic information experts say is necessary to properly evaluate it. slate.com/technology/2019/07/w


Voatz says its WV pilot was audited, but failed to name any of the auditors, the scope of the tests conducted, what the auditors had access to, how long they had to perform the tests, what vulns were discovered, the severity of those vulns, and whether or not they were fixed.

One big concern with mobile/blockchain voting is the inability to conduct a tabulation audit with a piece of paper that you know reflects the voter's intent, without compromising the anonymity of the voter.

It's also not currently possible for voters to check their vote in the blockchain to make sure it’s actually there and says what they intended.

Anyway, you can read the piece here: slate.com/technology/2019/07/w

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