A Review of Electronic Voting Systems: Strategy for a Novel

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Adewale Olumide S. 1,* Boyinbode Olutayo K. 2 Salako E. Adekunle 1

1. Department of Computer Science, School of Computing, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria

2. Department of Information Technology, School of Computing, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria

* Corresponding author.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijieeb.2020.01.03

Received: 2 Jun. 2019 / Revised: 5 Aug. 2019 / Accepted: 17 Nov. 2019 / Published: 8 Feb. 2020

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Review, Electronic Voting System, Implication, Novel

Abstract

The voting system in the world has been characterised with many fundamental challenges, thereby resulting to a corrupt contestant winning an election. Researchers have been emotionally, physically, socially and intellectually concerned about the election malpractices recorded at various levels of electing a representative. Questions on how corrupt stakeholders in elections could be prevented from fraudulent activities such as rigging and impersonation called for discussion and answers. Consequences of declaring a corrupt contestant as a winner are bad governance, insecurities and diversification of public funds for personal gains. There must be approaches to tackle the problems of voting systems. This paper focused on a comprehensive review of electronic voting systems by different scholars as a platform for identifying shortcomings or drawbacks towards the implementation of a highly secured electronic voting system. The methods used by different scholars were technically reviewed so as to identify areas that need improvement towards providing solutions to the identified problems. Furthermore, countries with history on the adoption of e-voting systems were reviewed. Based on the problems identified from various works, a novel for future work on developing a secured electronic voting system using fingerprint and visual semagram techniques was proposed.

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Adewale Olumide S., Boyinbode Olutayo K., Salako E. Adekunle, "A Review of Electronic Voting Systems: Strategy for a Novel", International Journal of Information Engineering and Electronic Business(IJIEEB), Vol.12, No.1, pp. 19-29, 2020. DOI:10.5815/ijieeb.2020.01.03

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