How did it turn out?
The Department of the Premier and Cabinet’s (DPC) aim is to maximise the value of its IT strategy, innovation and investment in South Australia, and SA’s premier – Steven Marshall – is positioning South Australia as the blockchain capital of the country. Both the Department and the Premier can comfortably say they have made great progress towards their respective goals by using a blockchain voting platform.
DPC benefited from having transparent results made available promptly at the conclusion of the vote. This has provided the citizens who voted with confidence that their vote has been counted without interference of a centralised party. The voting and result-calculation processes were checked by two independent bodies, and were found to be correct.
Due to the ease of use of the Horizon State platform, a higher level of engagement was attained when comparing the participation rates in previous, similar engagements. This was partly due to the fact that citizens could vote online from the comfort of their home on a smartphone or computer.