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Design, Analysis and Implementation of a Cyber Vote System



In this paper , we present the design and implementation of the CyberVote system. The CyberVote system gives voter a reliable and highly secure environment to cast their votes using internet terminals. Such as PCs, handheld devices , and mobile phones. Furthermore, it relies upon an innovative voting protocol that uses cryptographic tools. The cryptographic protocol ensure authentication of voters , notification , and confirming the process afterwards, in a random time, in order to eliminate any probability of identity theft. Also , it guarantees the privacy and integrity of each vote during the registration process, transform through the Internet , and during the counting and auditing. Furthermore, the CyberVote System includes a tool that resets the database before the voting process starts. When the elections time ends, voters cannot cast their votes , and counting process. the counting process is fully automated, giving no chance for manipulation of the results. When the results are ready, it will be posted on the official election website along with statistic and graphs that explain the results
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In this article, authors explore the Arizona presidential preference primary as a case study. The case study illustrates the promise of accessibility, inclusiveness and accountability in online elections. It addresses the main public concerns about online voting and suggesting improvements for future online elections. Proponents heralded Internet-based election as a way to boost voter participation by updating aging voting techniques and accommodating the changing needs of the citizenry. Opponents of Internet voting point out that state and federal laws governing elections are not geared toward overseeing Internet voting and the vendors that run them per se. Arizona Democratic Party selected a company to conduct its primary. The company selected, experienced the pros and cons of Internet voting firsthand. Lacking clear and explicit guidelines, they went to great lengths in Arizona to implement rigorous procedures and protocols to ensure ballot sanctity and universal accessibility. The authors conclude that it would be a challenge to ensure that Internet voting would ameliorate rather than aggravate disparities.
In this article, authors assess the potential risks of using the Internet as a voting mechanism. They review the important public policy questions, as well as the technology challenges, using the three critical tests, security, privacy and equity to gauge whether an election is free and fair. As voter turnout has continued to decline across the U.S. Internet voting initially presents itself as a benign, even benevolent, new platform for election administration, promising to reach voters not currently engaged in the process. However, Internet voting is fraught with risks to the integrity and security of elections. Voters casting ballots on computer terminals or whose paper ballots are scanned electronically and tabulated often question the potential for unseen manipulation. Completely removing voting from independent observers and putting it in cyberspace may stretch the public trust to the breaking point as the U.S. has an unfortunate history of voter fraud. Internet elections may be inevitable, assuming the Digital Divide is overcome through uniform Internet access. But to prevent premature or injurious use, they offer the following framework and its guidelines for progress.
Introducing state-of-the art technology into the election process implies new risks that may not be worth taking.
In this article, the authors discuss the debate on Internet voting as a way to ensure free and fair elections or an electronic invitation for ballot fraud and unequal representation. Proponents of Internet voting in public elections point to convenience, long-term cost savings, 24-hour availability over several days, freeing voters from automobile traffic, weather and postal service issues, blind and disabled people to vote without assistance. They predict Internet voting will increase voter turnout and re-energize the electorate. Whether it would boost or inhibit voter turnout and raise concerns about the security and privacy of online voting, as well as its potential to disadvantage those without computers at home is questioned. Voters may be coerced by family members, employers, or others who may observe a ballot being cast or even assist the voter. In order to sort out the contending arguments and likely outcomes concerning these issues, a detailed look at the Arizona Democratic primary from representatives of, the company hired by the Party to run the election is provided.