On the last season of the highly popular tv show, Billions there was a proposition for blockchain voting. The reasons behind this were primarily ease of access, security and ensuring a higher voter turnout. Whether this episode was at all related to 2020 Presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s proposal to make blockchain an underlying aspect of the 2020 voting process will likely never be ever confirmed, nor denied.
Yang is a lawyer with a strong connection to upcoming technology, and has always openly stated his pro-Bitcoin stance. He also wants clarity surrounding digital assets, an area that has always had a degree of uncertainty.
With the advancements of blockchain, the forward thinking candidate has expressed his disillusionment at how the system still uses voting booths. This outdated model has never really been updated and to the current day we see voting irregularities and constant needs for re-counts.
Low voter turn outs (~50%) would, in theory be “dramatically” higher if voters could place their selections via a mobile device. Security and votes would not need to be recounted either, in theory, it is the perfect system.