Connecticut will study the use of blockchain technology to collect voter information. New Milford Representative Bill Buckbee says Blockchain is most commonly used in the trading and securing of cryptocurrency. However, many private industries outside of financial institutions have started looking into how it could be used to store internal and consumer data.
West Virginia used blockchain to help 144 members of the military, spread over 24 different countries, vote in the 2018 election.
.Buckbee says the Connecticut bill builds off an initial task force established by the legislature last year. With growing concerns of voter fraud and lack of voter participation, he says it’s important to consider how blockchain could be used to remedy those issues. The measure was passed unanimously in the House and was sent to the Senate.