Design of Secure Electronic Voting System Using Fingerprint Biometrics and Crypto-Watermarking Approach

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Olayemi M. Olaniyi 1,* Taliha A. Folorunso 1 Aliyu Ahmed 1 Olugbenga Joseph 1

1. Federal University of Technology/Computer Engineering Department, Minna, P.M.B 65, Nigeria

* Corresponding author.


Received: 5 Jun. 2016 / Revised: 10 Jul. 2016 / Accepted: 11 Aug. 2016 / Published: 8 Sep. 2016

Index Terms

E-voting System, Fingerprint Biometric, Cryptography, Authentication, Integrity, Confidentiality, Watermarking


The conventional voting scheme employs paper-based ballot to verify votes. This voting scheme is insecure due to the attributed shortcomings including ballot stuffing, ballot snatching and voter’s impersonation. In this paper, we present the design and development of secure e-voting to ensure a free, fair and credible election where the preference of electorate counts. This proposed system solves the authentication, integrity and confidentiality security issues of e-voting in kiosk and poll site evoting scenarios using unimodal fingerprint biometrics and Advanced Encryption Standard based Wavelet based Crypto-watermarking Approach. The developed system solves: The possibility of blundering voter’s authentication, integrity and confidentiality of vote stored in the server. The results after qualitative evaluation of the system with anti-watermarking detectors revealed that the developed secure e-voting system could serve as a platform for the delivery of credible e-election in developing countries with significant digital divides.

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Olayemi M. Olaniyi, Taliha A. Folorunso, Aliyu Ahmed, Olugbenga Joseph, "Design of Secure Electronic Voting System Using Fingerprint Biometrics and Crypto-Watermarking Approach", International Journal of Information Engineering and Electronic Business(IJIEEB), Vol.8, No.5, pp.9-17, 2016. DOI:10.5815/ijieeb.2016.05.02


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