UniVote is a blockchain voting platform by students of the University of Jos, Nigeria, that intends to increase political participation by fostering transparency in public and private elections.
A pilot of the platform will be held on 16th January 2020 at the University of Jos in Nigeria. The blockchain election platform is built on the Ethereum test net with a plan to on the aeternity main-net in the nearest future.
Speaking to BlockNewsAfrica, the team behind the project expressed that they expect their application to become a beacon of hope for democracies worldwide:
We believe the need for a platform that is not only genuinely secure but dependable will be a beacon of hope and a new face of transparency across all socio-political and socio-economic threads of every community.
Currently, the traditional process is an analog method with ballot boxes, voter lists, and ballot papers. It is characterized by long queues, ineffective personnel, faulty voting equipment/ late arrival of the equipment, and host of insufficiencies that…