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A Blockchain based Algorithm for Electronic Voting System

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2021
Omogbhemhe M.I.

Omogbhemhe M.I.. A Blockchain based Algorithm for Electronic Voting System. International Journal of Computer Applications 183(23):6-10, September 2021. BibTeX

	author = {Omogbhemhe M.I.},
	title = {A Blockchain based Algorithm for Electronic Voting System},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {September 2021},
	volume = {183},
	number = {23},
	month = {Sep},
	year = {2021},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {6-10},
	numpages = {5},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2021919614},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


The lack of fidelity in the present system of voting has made many researchers to advocate for a better system. This has resulted in developing peer-to-peer version of election voting system like the online voting system. This system would allow online voting to be done without the need of worrying about the authenticity of the result generated. This kind of digital signatures provide part of the solution, but the main benefits are lost if the verification and counting of the votes are entrusted to an organization. This paper proposed a solution to the counting and result authenticity problem faced while using the peer-to-peer system of voting that must be manage by a single organization. The solution is the development of a blockchain based voting system to achieving optimal vote’s fidelity in the election after voting. The network timestamps votes by hashing them into an ongoing chain of hash-based proof-of-work, forming a record that cannot be altered without redoing the proof-of-work.


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