Coindesk source reports that the United States Postal Service (USPS) applies for patent concerning elections. It implies the possibility of vote-by-mail, but on the contrary of previous mail votes, it is to be protected by blockchain technology.
The patent application submitted provided for ensuring reliability and protection of mail ballots. Among the distinguishing features of the technology, there are the following:
- mailing out QR codes which are token-linked; transferring hard passcodes to a digital voting system;
- keeping blockchain voter ID;
- e-voting blockchain signatures voting as well as registering the votes on the blockchain.
No matter the amount of the proposals will come into force, it symbolizes that the voting age has stepped to the next stage. It seems to be the step to overhelm the existing voting system.