E-Voting System Using Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain and Smart Contracts

Javier Díaz-Santiso, Paula Fraga-Lamas
2021 Engineering Proceedings  
The emergence of the current pandemic has led to a new reality in which bureaucratic formalities have been affected in terms of health security, procedures, resource management, among others. Specifically, in the electoral processes, where the difficulty of fulfilling the social distance and the mobility restrictions reopen the debate on the implementation of other more advanced and modern alternatives, such as electronic voting (e-voting). This article presents the design and implementation of
more » ... a decentralized e-voting system that has the potential to provide a higher level of transparency, security, and cost-efficiency. Hyperledger Fabric blockchain and smart contracts are used to cast votes, which are then recorded in an immutable way, giving voters anonymity and trust in the fairness of the election process. In addition, promising results of the performance of the e-voting system in terms of latency and transaction load are presented.
doi:10.3390/engproc2021007011 fatcat:t6cd3ftebjc7pltzfyuxvfukja