Maybe there’s something good about all the fear of fake votes. People may develop proper voting systems now.
SmartCards or atleast some form of crypto token should be a part of that.
First, let me roughly explain how I think a modern voting system should work.
This all can be used on top of existing security measures, so let’s skip those.
Just imagine a SmartCard ID that let people digitally sign stuff.
That signing applet is protected by a strong password = 2FA.
Proper private key crypto, there are even some that are considered safe against quantum computers. Future proof.
In the BTC blockchain, you can basically have trustable timestamps. You can leave messages in transaction which millions of miners will copy and validate, basically the whole world agrees yes this happened roughly then(±5min or so). I leave out some crypto stuff but I hope you get it. I just wanted to include this because I believe in that tech, but lets get back to the reason why I share this.
It’s kinda obvious, we would benifit from such use of SmartCards. And I’m sure it will be smartcards, because e.g. banks & insurance companies then use the same way to identify people. The Apex could be used for this aswell. It’s I think a good approach to make voting safer, and right now people might push for such tech. Basically a government issued fidesmocard.
Such things have been discussed in germany some years back, but you know, lobbyism. (If interested look at the story of De-Mail and Post Ident n all that shit)