May 13, 2021

Voting for constitutional amendments will be held on the blockchain

Voting for constitutional amendments will be held on the blockchain

Russian authorities intend to use blockchain technology in order to vote for constitutional amendments “safe and transparent.”

On June 25, the nationwide vote on constitutional amendments begins. Many experts note that the main purpose of these amendments is to extend Putin’s presidency for another 12 years.

According to the Moscow city portal,citizens will be able to vote for or against amendments in electronic format using blockchain technology. Officials say that decentralization and the inability to edit information will ensure transparency and accuracy of voting.

The portal indicates:

Security and transparency of electronicblockchain technology will provide voting. Such a network does not have a single server: in order to change the information regarding bulletins, it is necessary to obtain the approval of most network participants, so the blockchain chain is almost impossible to crack. The voice itself is anonymized and encrypted. There are two encryption keys: one is located at the user, and the second is divided into several parts and is stored by different participants until the end of the vote.


E-newsletter is no different frompaper equivalent. If the voting participant approves the amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation, he needs to put a tick in front of the column “Yes”. If you are against the amendments, you need to select the option “No”.

Electronic voting starts on June 25 at 10:00 and runs until June 30 at 20:00.

Recall that Vladimir Putin will become presidentRussia in 2000 for the first time and in 2004 for the second time. In 2012, taking advantage of an amendment to the law that allows him to run for president again after the break, Putin went on his third term. In 2018, he again became president - for the fourth time.

Changes to the Constitution of the Russian Federationinclude a clause that will nullify Putin’s presidency and allow him to run for office again. This item was proposed by the deputy from "United Russia" Valentina Tereshkova. Speaking to the State Duma, she said:

I propose either to remove the restrictions of the presidentialdeadlines, or write in one of the articles of the bill the provision that after the entry into force of the updated Constitution, the current president, like any other citizen, has the right to be elected to the post of head of state.

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