A block chain experiment will make it possible to track how Groningen votes in the upcoming drag net referendum on 21 March.
QR codes on the ballots will be scanned at five polling stations (Hanzeplein, Zuiderdiep, CBK, Doopsgezinder Kerk and Heerenhuis) in the city, making the vote counting process faster and more transparent.
Dagblad van het Noorden reports that the referendum voting results will be posted at www.stemmentelt.nl/groningen in real time. Dutch election law states that citizens must be allowed to be involved in the vote counting process.
Groningen is the only city using block chain to monitor the referendum results, and the hope is that the preliminary results will be known by 10 p.m. The results of the experiment will be shared with the ministry of the interior.