State of West Virginia develops a blockchain-based mobile application in order to improve the transparency of voting.
Tusk Montgomery Philanthropies, a member of the fund Tusk Ventures, sponsors state’s collaboration with the company Voatz. Voatz and the state worked to pilot a mobile voting application in May for polling stations in Harrison and Monongalia. The same mobile platform will be offered to citizens in 55 districts this fall.
However, Voatz is receiving criticism along with praise: a recent article on TechCrunch claims that this company allegedly is solving a nonexistent problem of modern democracy.
Right now, most US citizens vote in person or use absentee ballots.