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West Virginians abroad in 29 countries have voted by mobile device, in the biggest blockchain-based voting test ever

Nov 06, 2018 - Washington Post Blogs

Nearly 140 West Virginians living abroad in 29 countries have cast their election ballots in an unprecedented pilot project that involves voting remotely by mobile device, according to state officials.

The statewide pilot, which covers 24 of West Virginia's 55 counties, uses a mixture of smartphones, facial recognition and the same technology that underpins bitcoin - the blockchain - in an effort to create a large-scale and secure way for service members, Peace Corps volunteers or other Am...