A Framework for Blockchain Based E-Voting System for Iraq

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Wahab Y. M., Ghazi A., Al-Dawoodi A., Alisawi M., Abdullah S. S., Hammood L., ...More

International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies, vol.16, no.10, pp.210-222, 2022 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.3991/ijim.v16i10.30045
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, Applied Science & Technology Source, Computer & Applied Sciences, INSPEC, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.210-222
  • Keywords: authentication, blockchain, e-voting, election, framework, security, smart contract
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


© 2022Election is a basic democratic tool that offers an official mechanism for the people to express their opinions in order to form a government by democratic means. Electronic voting has evolved into the most significant application of e-governance and e-democracy. Few countries have recently taken the opportunity to test and use electronic voting systems. Also, many countries expect that internet voting will become a reality during the next decade. In the conventional voting system, the electors authenticate themselves by displaying credentials; this move is open to the public and is validated by poll workers. During this authentication, they are manually checked before being eligible to vote. The standard system of voting is more costly and needs more human capital. Because of these factors, the whole world is heading toward the trend of e-voting. Electronic voting devices are supposed to be the answer to the shortages. A secure e-voting system must meet many criteria, including uniqueness, performance, fairness, stability, safety, authentication, and anonymity. Block-chain is a modern security solution, which is capable of securing e-voting system. Blockchain is distributed ledger. Each block contains only one transaction. Block chain provides security using cryptography and hashing. Blockchain provides a perfect infrastructure to provide secure e-voting netwms.ork. Blockchain along with smart contracts need hour to improvise an e-voting system. This paper presents a secure blockchain based framework for an e-electronic voting in Iraq.