For a democracy to function, people must be elected, and elections are done by voting. However, nowadays the old voting equipment used for the job is not only more prone to failures but is also notoriously easy to tamper with. and, consequently those vulnerabilities could be used to easily alter an event, and this with minimal technical knowledge. For example in a very important government election. As CIA cybersecurity expert Steve Stigall once said.’Computerized electoral systems can be manipulated at five stages,from altering voter registration lists to posting results’. So, There are nearly infinite ways to program the machines to count votes fraudulently. Because in most cases :
– Wireless connection that uses WEP which is very insecure,
– Networks cards remaining online can still send and receive traffic with no possibility of turning them off.
– Physical USB ports such as USB are not protected.
Given the situation The technology of Blockchain would have no problem changing the matter,because of the way it works, that is,the way a node submits a new block for addition to the chain,that is, if the node has changed any of the database transactions included within the previous blocks, the hash function of that block would also need to be changed. When that altered block is added to the blockchain, all other nodes will realize its hash function is incorrect (which means a change must have been made on previous blocks) and the update will be rejected. By storing blocks of information that are identical throughout the network, theblockchain does not have a single point of failure and cannot be controlled by a single entity. This fundamental aspect of blockchain is what makes the technology totally secure. making it potentially an ideal platform for digital voting. Blockchain would eliminate any major cover-ups which directly affect our democracy.