Thammasat’s new blockchain-based voting platform proves to be safe and tamper-free

On the other hand, Thammasat’s blockchain system stores encrypted data, which is then split among other public blockchain centres.

Arnat said once information is stored in a blockchain node, it cannot be altered, so the level of safety and trustworthiness is very high.

“Blockchain-based systems prevent attacks and interference with results,” he added.

He also said that each vote cast is confidential and the result can be learned soon after the voting is closed.

A list of eligible voters, candidates and start and stop of voting times are preset in the system, which starts automatically at the correct time.

Eligible voters can then cast their vote via their smartphones or even notebook computers after identifying themselves with a one-time password (OTP), face scan or ID card.

Once the voting ends, the system will process the data and announce the results within 15 minutes.

So far, he said, the system has been adopted by the savings cooperatives of the Justice Ministry, CAT Telecom and the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives.

The platform won the university an award from the House Secretariat in June this year. TU rector Kesinee Withoonchart said the platform had been developed with the goal of serving society and the university hopes it will be more widely adopted.