The government of Sierra Leone has categorically denied the information about the use of blockchain technology in the presidential election on 7 March. The national electoral Commission stated that for the preservation and processing of voting results used a private database developed for the conduct of the 2012 elections with the use of C++ and MS SQL. The head of the Commission Mohamed konteh (Mohamed Conteh) also said that blockchain technology is not implemented in any of the stages of the elections.
National Electoral Commission of Sierra Leone (@NECsalone) March 19, 2018
At the same time the representative of the Swiss company Agora in the comments of TechCrunch confirmed that the ballots are anonymously registered in the blockchain of the company, which will be available publicly. Thus, according to RFI, the official voting results and the data of the Agora in the two regions differ substantially, and the company participated in the elections as an observer. In cryptosuite activity of the company associated with her upcoming ICO.
We will remind that in day of elections in Agora announced negotiations with other countries that also want to use the voting technology developed by the company.