In this way, everyone will be able to assess the transparency and fairness of the elections held

​Moscow government to open access to blockchain voting data

24.01.2022 - 07:10


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What's new? According to TASS, the Moscow authorities will open access to the blockchain voting platform to citizens. According to officials, this will make it possible to control the results of the election and independently verify the number of votes cast for each candidate.

News on the TASS website

When will the service be available? Artem Kostyrko, head of the department for the improvement of territorial management and the development of smart projects of the Moscow government, believes that the service to monitor online elections will be available to citizens already during the next election campaign.

“At this year’s election campaign, we will be ready to provide tools that will allow any citizen of the Russian Federation to become an electronic observer: <...> go to the portal, press a button and from now on becoming the very guarantor of electronic elections that are taking place.”

What other statements did Kostyrko make? The Moscow authorities plan to make the monitoring platform as simple and understandable as possible so that anyone can monitor the voting, regardless of IT experience and degree of technical literacy. According to Artem Kostyrko, expanding the circle of observers at the expense of all categories of the population will be an additional guarantee of fairness and transparency of the election.


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