System And Method For Securely Receiving And Counting Votes In An Election

  • Published: Feb 11, 2016
  • Earliest Priority: Dec 11 2014
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The present invention generally relates to blockchain technology. Specifically, this invention relates to adapting blockchain technology for the storage of voting data in an electronic voting system. The system includes a distributed network of voting machines in communication with each other. Each voting machine has a barcode scanner, a network communications device and a computer system running a voting client. Votes are received through the barcode scanner or a voter interface system and stored securely on a blockchain. The tally for various candidates in the election is updated and stored as each vote is received and counted. This creates an audible trail of votes and the tally which can be used to detect, correct, and prevent fraud and error in the vote counting process.

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  • Publication: Feb 11, 2016
  • Application: Aug 6, 2015
    WO US 2015/0044109 W
  • Priority: Jul 24, 2015
    US US 201514809062 A
  • Priority: Jun 27, 2015
    US US 201562185613 P
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    US US 201562170131 P
  • Priority: Feb 4, 2015
    US US 201562112130 P
  • Priority: Dec 11, 2014
    US US 201462090370 P

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