Scholarly Horizons: University of Minnesota, Morris Undergraduate Journal


Even with all the advances we have seen in secure digital technology, the most secure way to currently cast a vote on election day consist of a hand-marked paper ballot. When extenuating circumstances arise, offering a voting environment that is accessible and safe for everyone, but also secure can be a difficult task under the current voting system. This paper discusses one proposed electronic voting system which uses blockchain technology. Based on a review of literature on blockchain technology and specific implementations of voting systems, a summary of relevant background information as well as implementation protocol are provided. Even though experts believe that societies are not currently ready to implement systems like the one described in this paper, the technology to create a secure and efficient system does exist, and could one day become available.