Counos Platform’s Solution for a Transparent Election in Belarus

Alexander Lukashenko came out as the winner once again,this is not the only time an election has been tainted with allegations of not being transparent...

Counos Platform’s Solution for a Transparent Election in Belarus
blockchain technology in voting

In a presidential election shrouded in doubt and mistrust, Alexander Lukashenko won yet another term of presidency. He has been the president of Belarus since 1994, and his victory in another presidential election led to the largest protests in the history of this country. However, this is not the only time an election has been tainted with allegations of not being transparent, tampering, fraud, deception and manipulation. During the past decade, people of many countries have risen up and protested because they felt that their voice has not been heard and they have been cheated out of their vote in an election that was not fair nor transparent. Also, candidates have aired their complaint and mistrust in the conventional electoral system.

Voting Issues In Belarus

Voting Issues In Belarus

The last presidential election in Belarus was held on August 9, 2020, and in the end Lukashenko claimed to have won 80 percent of the votes, while, his opponent Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya insisted upon winning the overwhelming majority of the votes. Opposition candidates proposed the use of an alternative way of counting the votes and in general an alternative voting system, because they believe the current system is flawed and leaves the door open for fraudulent activities. All the world, people are raising questions as to whether we can actually put our faith and trust into the voting systems that exist in place. As a result, many suggestions have been made with regard to making alterations to existing systems.

Digital Voting With Counos Platform

digital voting

Using technology is certainly among the suggestions made. And perhaps, the most prominent candidate to improve the voting system is the Blockchain technology. Many countries have been considering the idea of using the Blockchain technology in different elections in their country. But still there hasn’t been a large scale election in which the Blockchain technology was used. But now with the help of the Counos Platform, we may just see the first presidential election in which the Blockchain technology is used. The founder and CEO of the Swiss-based Blockchain company, Counos Platform, Puya Chamer, has suggested a method to incorporate the Blockchain technology in the presidential election in Belarus. To do so, Counos X (CCXX) will be used, which is a cryptocurrency offered by the Counos Platform.

How Does It Work?

According to this idea a Counos X transaction will be matched with each vote cast by the voters. Therefore, equal to the number of the people eligible for voting, Counos X coins will be generated. Then, each voter can send his or her coin to the wallet of his desired candidate. All the transactions are fully recorded in the block explorer. Therefore, nothing can be added and nothing can be removed from the records. At the end of the election, the candidate with the most number of Counos X coins in his or her wallet can be announced as the winner.

All this process takes place based on the Blockchain technology. So, when a voter sends a cryptocurrency to the wallet of a candidate, it is registered in the network and can never be changed or deleted. No one is in charge of a Blockchain network and it is 100 percent tamper-proof. Using this method, people can be sure that no one can silence their voice and vote.

To make sure that everyone will be able to participate in this voting system, even those who may not be fully familiarized with the new technologies of Blockchain and cryptocurrencies and how they work, such as senior citizens, facilities can be made so that people could come and cast their vote as they did before. There can be special electronic wallets prepared at voting centers, so that all the people can come and vote easily and transparently without the need to have extensive knowledge about the crypto and Blockchain domains. Therefore, no matter their level of knowledge and expertise, every Belarusian citizen can cast his or her vote using Counos X and the infrastructure provided by Counos Platform.

Suggestion Of Counos For Eligible Voters

Eligible Voters

Counos Platform is ready to generate Counos X coins for all the eligible voters in the country of Belarus and provide the necessary systems and infrastructures free of charge as a gift to the country and people of Belarus. With this elegant, easy, quick, and completely transparent mechanism, everyone, including people and the presidential candidates can be fully assured with regard to the results of the election.