West Virginia to pioneer mobile phone voting in midterm elections (CNET)

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West Virginia will reportedly allow troops serving overseas to vote in November’s midterm elections using a mobile app.

The mobile votes — an effort spearheaded on West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner — will act as alternatives to mailed paper ballots and the state’s counties can decide to adopt this approach on individual basis, according to CNN.

The app was developed by the Boston-based Voatz, and requires voters to register by taking a photo of government-issued ID and a selfie video of their face, then upload them using the app.

Facial recognition software will compare the photo and video to make sure they show the same person before approving them to vote using the app. Blockchain tech is used

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