An independent Russian electoral watchdog is currently running trials for a blockchain-based electoral system, as per local source Tass reports.
“National Public Monitoring” (NOM), a non-profit association of independent observers, recently made an announcement of the pilot project in Moscow. As per the official statement by Roman Kolomystev, NOM federal coordinator,
“As part of our congress, we are launching a pilot electronic voting system built on a blockchain system.”
The inaugural event of Russian Congress of Public Observers was recently held due to the initiative of NOM in association with the Russian Fund for Free Elections and the Association of Lawyers of the Russian Federation.
Apart from the these, Corps for Clean Elections, the People’s Observer, and Public Association Group 32 were also the participants in the event. The total audience is reported to be close to 300.
Russia has been on the forefront in their attempt to assimilate crypto and blockchain legislation since January this year.
This spring, some progress happened after the State Duma accepted a first reading for a package of draft bills concerning crypto and blockchain, although there is yet to be a formal approval of statuses as law from the Russian government.
In similar news, In U.S.A., Federal elections adopted a blockchain solution for the upcoming elections in November for the selected residents of the state of West Virginia. Voatz, the mobile voting platform app, would be employing facial recognition to ensure security and government data identification. Although the app could only be used by the members of the armed forces serving overseas.