In June, Swiss authorities in the canton of Zug “announced that the Alpine nation’s first local blockchain-based test vote had been successfully completed.” A Swiss canton is roughly analogous to a province or state. The vote in Zug was extremely limited with votes non-binding and on trivial issues but the smooth running program was a success and has been noticed and other innovators are on the trail.
The latest news comes from author Lesia Dubenko at Altcoin Buzz, a blockchain focused news source:
The test has successfully passed its health check and now Lausanne, located in the French-speaking canton of Vaud, is getting onboard by testing what it calls a tamper-proof voting system developed by Lausanne’s Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL).
See that full article here. This news is tied to the end of Geneva’s e-voting system in November according to SwissInfo, a branch of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, who pointed out at the time that “cantons Vaud, Bern, Lucerne, Basel City, St Gallen and Aargau use the Geneva-developed e-voting system”. The close of the Geneva system clearly inspired the canton of Vaud to act.