GBA Blockchain Election Standards for Voting: Power Point
The recent app meltdown in the Iowa caucus highlighted the difficulties in using paper ballots as an audit trail. When the app failed, the paper ballot audit trail was not up to the task of permitting an efficient, credible reconstruction of the vote tally in a timely manner. Paper ballots are difficult to decipher and slow to count by hand creating difficulties in delivering credible election results in the event of a recount. An electronic audit trail created in blockchain provides an alternative, a digital audit trail as simple as one used by any local retail farm store to tally the day’s receipts. The blockchain audit trail when used in a recount provides quick, accurate results.
Voting standards are dependent on making fraud detectable and having a strong local two party system that is able to have poll watchers from each party at each poll site to prevent and report fraud if necessary. Voting systems need to protect integrity of each vote selection. Voting security standards need to follow what has been learned from protecting financial transactions with once and only once electronic delivery. Enforcement of simple, understandable, widely available standards go a long way to prevent corruption.
- Hart InterCivic
This is the 202nd report in a series of market research reports that provide forecasts in communications, telecommunications, the internet, computer, software, and telephone equipment. The project leaders take direct responsibility for writing and preparing each report. They have significant experience preparing industry studies. Forecasts are based on primary research and proprietary databases. Forecasts reflect analysis of the market trends in the segment and related segments. Unit and dollar shipments are analyzed through consideration of dollar volume of each market participation in the segment. Market share analysis includes conversations with key customers of products, industry segment leaders, marketing directors, distributors, leading market participants, and companies seeking to develop measurable market share. Over 200 in-depth interviews are conducted for each report with a broad range of key participants and opinion leaders in the market segment.
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WinterGreen Research, founded in 1985, provides strategic market assessments in telecommunications, communications equipment, health care, and advanced computer technology. Industry reports focus on opportunities that will expand existing markets or develop major new markets. The reports assess new product and service positioning strategies, new and evolving technologies, and technological impact on products, services, and markets. Market shares are provided. Leading market participants are profiled, and their marketing strategies, acquisitions, and strategic alliances are discussed. The principals of WinterGreen Research have been involved in analysis and forecasting of international business opportunities in telecommunications and advanced computer technology markets for over 30 years.
About the Principal Author
Susan Eustis, President, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, has done research in communications and computer markets and applications. She holds several patents in microcomputing and parallel processing. She is the author of recent studies of the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) marketing strategies, Internet software, a study of Push to Talk Equipment, Worldwide Telecommunications Equipment, Top Ten Telecommunications, Digital Loop Carrier, Web Hosting, Business Process Management, Servers, Blades, the Mainframe as a Green Machine, and Application Server markets. Ms. Eustis is a graduate of Barnard College.