Utah County Becomes 3rd US Jurisdiction To Launch Blockchain Voting

United States, Utah County is offering blockchain-based mobile voting service in their municipal primary election, becoming the third jurisdiction in the country to do so. 

Joining West Virginia and Colorado, Utah County enables eligible voters to participate in the upcoming municipal primary election via a special application on their smartphones, as per an official press release on July 23. 

The blockchain-powered voting pilot

The said e-voting pilot was developed in collaboration with the Utah County Elections Division and mobile elections platform Voatz, Tusk Philanthropies, and the National Cybersecurity Center. 

As per the announcement, the voting will continue from June 28 to Election Day, August 13. The report notes that pilot voters will include active-duty military, their eligible dependents and overseas voters. 

The capital and most populous city in the U.S. state of Colorado, Denver become the second U.S. jurisdiction to pilot a blockchain-powered mobile voting platform in March 2019. The development came almost one year after the first initiative of its kind in the U.S. that happened in West Virginia primaries and then midterm elections in March 2018.

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