The Secretary of State of West Virginia, Mac Warner, said the Mountain State was successful with its test of remote blockchain voting during this year’s midterm elections.
In an official announcement, Warner said 144 military personnel stationed overseas from 24 counties were able to cast their ballots on a mobile, blockchain-based platform called Voatz. Voting for the general elections on the platform started in September, when absentee balloting opened in West Virginia.
“West Virginians were eager to get out and exercise their right to vote,” Warner said in the announcement. “My administration has been working closely with our county clerks to address a lack of confidence in the election process that resulted in low voter turnout in previous elections. We will continue to work together to restore voters’ confidence in an effort to keep voter participation increasing in future elections.”