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- YOUNGO, SDG7, and the WGC are the UN organizations set to adopt the Electis voting system
- Recently, there has been an increase in organizations adopting Tezos’ e-voting solution.
Per multiple reports, three UN organizations have adopted Tezos’s e-voting solution, Electis. Since its inception, Electis’ popularity has continued to grow. Various organizations have adopted its use to conduct fair and open-source elections. The most popular of such organizations have been government agencies and nonprofit organizations.
Transparency in the voting exercise in these organizations is crucial as they make decisions regarding climate change, carbon footprints, and other critical global issues. Various estimates show that more than 20,000 voters have used the Electis voting solution. The latest organizations to adopt the Electis voting system are three UN organizations.
The first is YOUNGO, the official children and youth arm of the United Nations Framework Convention On Climate Change (UNFCCC). The UNFCCC is an umbrella for children below 35 years. It is also the overall body for youth NGOs who desire that the UNFCCC hears the voices of the youth.
Some of these youth NGOs are also researching and developing policies related to climate change. They vote to ensure that the UNFCCC has a well-defined path over the long term. The SDG7 youth constituency is another UN organization adopting the Electis voting system. The purpose of this organization is to provide a voice for the youth regarding decisions and policies in the energy sector.
It is worth noting that this organization is one of the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) established by the UN seven years ago. Having witnessed the positive effect of the Electis voting system on activities in SDG7, one member of the SDG7 said the voting system would be used for the organization’s elections this year and even for many more electioneering years.
The Women And Gender Constituency (WGC) are the third UN organization to adopt Tezos’ e-voting solution. The WGC is an umbrella body for 28 non-governmental organizations (NGOs). It is primarily responsible for ensuring that women can realize their rights and priorities when they demand them.
Greater adoption of Tezos’ e-voting system
Historically, there have often been questions about the transparency and accuracy of elections. However, the Tezos-built e-voting solution (Electis) seeks to clear all of such doubts. Adopting this voting system by these UN organizations expands the number of organizations using Tezos’ Electis.
Last September, the french government trialed the Electis in preparation for its use in the upcoming local elections. Also, Kings College London, Ritsumeikan University, Japan, and 78 other tertiary institutions have tested and adopted the Electis. Electis is a wholly encrypted and anonymous e-voting system.
The Electis has further enhanced the reputation and population of the Tezos blockchain. Tezos’ other high-profile projects and collaborations haven’t been as popular as the Electis. One of the biggest issues facing blockchain projections is utility creation. Often, it is the factor that determines whether a project will stand the test of time or fade away quickly. The rising adoption of the Electis and other Tezos blockchain projects would also positively impact its native token.