The Cavour high school in Rome has recently experimented with digital voting using blockchain through the project CavourChain, designed and developed in collaboration with Cidaro.
The voting on the private blockchain of Cidaro served to elect the student representatives of the high school.
The project was born from a study of the blockchain system applied to digital voting and is part of the path taken by the high school that led to the implementation of other digital innovations such as Wi-Fi in classrooms, interactive whiteboards and digital class registers.
The experiment involves combining digital technology with paper voting for the election of student representatives, an initiative also born to understand the difficulties of the introduction of new voting systems.
The paper and digital votes were then added together in order to obtain a legitimate election of the high school’s representatives.
After the experiment, a questionnaire was given out to the students in order to understand their appreciation of the new voting tool and the impact of the innovation, as well as to gather any suggestions for improving the service.
The dual objective is to focus students’ attention on a much-debated topic as well as to capture the positive and negative aspects of a blockchain voting system.
Cidaro aims to study technology, not so much from the economic point of view, as for the introduction of technological innovation in everyday life and will try to extend its experimentation to the university environment.