Securing Elections with Proton – Free, Fast, and Fair

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Voting is a fundamental part of every democracy, and for good reason: the idea that the people have the ability to choose their leaders is powerful. Few other systems of government allow the people to have this sort of direct influence over the course of their nation, and voting is the purest reflection of that influence.

For this reason, the exact mechanism by which people cast their vote during elections has evolved and changed over time. Some countries do it a little different; for example, in Gambia, voters use marbles instead of ballots to show their selection. However, in America, voters use a system of ballots to make their vote count.

Ballots in America take a few different forms. Some voters use absentee or mail-in ballots; these often require that you register to vote, prove your identity when requesting the ballot, and then provide verifiable identifying information when submitting your ballot.

When your ballot is received by mail, if any of these bits of information do not match up with what is recorded in the government’s records, your vote could be tossed out. Voting in-person requires similar levels of information, with the added headache of waiting in line to cast your vote – which can sometimes take hours out of your day.

We know there’s a better way to vote in elections – and Proton is that solution.

Blockchain technology has provided a way to conduct free, fair, and reliable elections; Proton is the perfect example of how this can work. With Proton, voter information can be recorded and verified on the blockchain, their vote can be received, and their choice can be counted instantly.

Proton’s blockchain allows voters to cast their vote from home or on the go while simultaneously verifying that they have not previously voted in the ...

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