Electis is a fully anonymous and encrypted e-voting system, which utilizes the Tezos blockchain.
Electis has been tested and later adopted, in 80 universities including Kings College London, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, and Ritsumeikan University in Japan.
“The Electis.app e-voting solution meets the requirements of trust and usability for local governments, organizations, and non-profits across the globe. Powering the Electis.app are the Tezos blockchain and open-source SDK ElectionGuard.
The results of e-voting elections on the Electis.app are, for the first time, immutably recorded through a smart-contract on the Tezos blockchain, a decentralized, public blockchain that evolves by upgrading itself through on-chain governance, adding a further level of transparency and security to e-voting systems.”
So far, Electis has been used by over 20,000 voters since its launch.
Trial by French authorities
In October 2021, French authorities in Hauts-de-Seine, one of the suburbs of Paris, started a trial in which they chose Electis for an e-voting program that intends to scale up towards local elections over time.
The application of blockchain technology by official authorities in democratic processes and real live events is seen as a huge victory and validation for Electis and the Tezos blockchain in particular.
In recent news, Electis announced the three organizations of the United Nations are using their voting application.
– First on the list is YOUNGO: The official children and youth constituency of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
YOUNGO is a vibrant, global network of children and youth activists (up to 35 years) as well as youth NGOs, who contribute to shaping the intergovernmental climate change policies and strive to empower youth to formally bring their voices to the UNFCCC processes.
– Next is the SDG7 Youth Constituency, a means for youth to have their voices heard in the energy sector, more specifically on renewable energy sources.
The SDG 7 is one of 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015. It has set itself the goal to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
According to a member of the global support team at SDG7 Youth constituency
“Electis is our trusted partner for this year’s election campaign – and hopefully for all future elections.”
– Last but not least is The Women and Gender Constituency (WGC).
The WGC is a coalition of 28 NGOs established in 2009 and recognized as official observer by the UNFCCC Secretariat in 2011.
Together they ensure that women’s voices are heard and demand the full realization of their rights and priorities throughout all UNFCCC processes and Agenda 2030.