Blockchain-based Mobile Electronic Voting


Electronic voting presents a convenient and cost-effective alternative to current paper ballot-based voting. It provides many benefits such as increased voter turnout and accuracy in the decision-making process. While presenting many improvements, e-voting still faces serious security challenges that hinder its adoption, especially for smartphone applications. A novel remote e-voting scheme has been developed that can enhance the integrity and efficiency. The system can be implemented in smartphones, which we believe can significantly increase voter turnout of the election process. The system preserves voter privacy through secure multi-party computations performed by complementary allegiances.



The system introduces several innovative technical elements. It incorporates a decentralized blockchain structure, ensuring no single point of failure and enhancing security against potential tampering. This design allows for the creation of a transparent, immutable ledger for vote recording, crucial for maintaining the integrity of election results.  The system employs advanced cryptographic algorithms to anonymize voter identities. This is achieved without compromising the ability to verify each vote's authenticity and origin, balancing anonymity with accountability.  Furthermore, the system includes a sophisticated consensus mechanism within the blockchain network. This mechanism is critical for validating transactions (votes, in this case) and maintaining the overall health and security of the blockchain. This ensures that once a vote is recorded, it cannot be altered or deleted, addressing common concerns about electronic voting fraud.


  • Decentralized blockchain structure
  • No single point of failure
  • Enhanced security against potential tampering
  • Immutable ledger for vote recording
  • Maintains the integrity of election results


  • Electronic voting systems
  • Accessible voting
  • Digital elections

IP Status

Patent Pending


Full licensing rights available

Developer: Jian Ren, Tongtong Li and Ehab Zaghloul


Tech ID: TEC2020-0155




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Raymond Devito
Technology Manager
Michigan State University