CHANDLER, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — Arizonans are used to going to the polls or mailing of their ballots every election, however new expertise might change the way in which we vote.
The Metropolis of Chandler is testing blockchain expertise that will enable residents to vote in elections straight from their smartphone.
“It’s a must to undergo our authentication course of to have the ability to truly vote so that you scan your ID which matches the voter registration rolls and then you definitely take a selfie so it has to authenticate your face and on the finish you signal the poll and that will get checked in opposition to your voter registration,” Chandler Metropolis Clerk Dana DeLong stated.
Chandler is the primary metropolis in Arizona to check the sort of expertise. Final month, Chandler residents took half in a mock election by downloading the Voatz app, verifying their data and casting a vote.
“The mock voting went rather well. You recognize, we bought on the market, we ran the election the identical interval as like early voting would run,” DeLong stated.
Proper now, cellular voting isn’t authorized in Arizona. The state must change voting legal guidelines however the metropolis of Chandler needs to be prepared in case that occurs sooner or later.
“There must be some modifications to state legislation about how residents can forged their ballots that they will forged electronically, after which that will be capable to make some modifications in order that we might implement the sort of tools and system,” DeLong stated.
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