Dhavalkumar patel (100426154)-Term paper 2

Dhavalkumar patel (100426154)-Term paper 2 - Analysis of...

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Unformatted text preview: Analysis of Electronic Voting Systems Abstract The election needs easier and convenient voting systems that can provide fast voting; however, it must be secured as well. Due to recent problems in election, outdated punch-card and mechanical voting systems had to replace electronic voting system. It is secure electronic system that voters can depend on, and trust in. Before this system, various models were experimented for better security purpose but none of them were successful. In present, many municipalities have implemented the electronic voting system. However, some countries still have their own process for voting other than electronic voting system but those systems consist lack of reliability, security and privacy. Electronic voting system is more convenient than other systems but it’s not fully secured. Introduction In modern era, people look forward to more secured and reliable voting system services. Rather than olden times, technology has come up with methods of electronic voting systems. Electronic voting system allows voters to record their votes secure and secret. They allow voters to vote from any electronic devices such as phone and computer and we do not need to specially to go the branch. In order for these systems to be successful, the system perspective must consider solid components to determine its validation, reliability and security. It’s process that takes up massive amount of input and processes it through different technologies and shows one output. The most common e-voting technologies include access card, accessible voter-verified paper audit trails, ballot-marketing device (BMD), ballot definition file (BDF), direct-recording electronic machine (DRE), election assistance commission (EAC), Optical scan voting machine, punch card voting machine, vote by mail and etc. All these e-voting system are used in different areas of voting; however, it is believed that some of these e-voting systems are not considered secure. It has been observed that it causes more trouble than solution our society but it is cheaper and less time consuming method among all if a secure and trustworthy system is used. Electronic voting system has more advantages than disadvantages because the technology that was used in past was not proved secure and safe at all. Voters were scared to vote because their votes were not secure enough. With new technology, people have trust that their votes will be secured and safe. It is believed that the votes are secured and safe by e-voting system but sources says that without paper trail, recounts of votes are more difficult and electronic ballot manipulation or even mistake in programming code could affect election results. There is still more needs to be done in order to make votes more secure. Analysing e-voting from a technological point of view can help to find the potential solution for e-voting system. History The first system used for voting was stones and raising hands. Later in 1856, the Australian state of Victoria became the first one to use paper ballot, and was called Australian...
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