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M – voting

  1. 1. Paper on Rm.Gopinathan & C. Magesh (B.Tech IT Pre-Final Year) Nandha Engineering College , Erode
  2. 2. <ul><li>Total Constituencies – 543 </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing Population Trends </li></ul><ul><li>Total Voting statistics in recent polls 58 % </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum of 5000 crores at least is spent on every election by the government </li></ul><ul><li>Elections filled with history of malpractices </li></ul><ul><li>Security for voters </li></ul><ul><li>Every citizen must be able to express his/her concern over their nation </li></ul><ul><li>The system should reach all the nook and corner </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Ballot snatching </li></ul><ul><li>Fake voting </li></ul><ul><li>Counting malpractices </li></ul><ul><li>Voters list name cancellation </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulties in Identity Proof verification </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To counter all this Maintaining fingerprint database along with birth and death certificates. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. A Block diagram of the Fingerprint Module used in the Mobile Phone Image of the Module Protective Coating Cell phone interface
  5. 5. Current manufacturer of Mobile phones with finger print sensor module : AuthenTec (Australia based Company) Cross section of finger Cross Section of Finger Skin Living skin cells Dead skin cells
  6. 6. <ul><li>Every citizen above the age of 18 years has got the right to vote and hence obtaining their fingerprints and storing in the database along with their birth/death record becomes necessary. </li></ul><ul><li>User sends his finger print (secured print is encrypted and sent as sequence of data in encoded form) to the service provider. </li></ul><ul><li>Service provider verifies the fingerprint and checks for the validity of voting and sends voter list (a mobile ballot paper) through SMS. </li></ul><ul><li>User casts his vote and sends 2 nd message. </li></ul><ul><li>Since mobile phone has connectivity with computer systems it is easy to store and access at the service provider and results be published instantly. </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Tata Do Co Mo </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Second to second billing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SMS – Short Message Service (new global language evolved in faceless communication) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>15 billion character-based messages per month are sent worldwide </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Chat , Greeting , Advertisement , etc </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Recently NIGERIAN elections has gone through this process with the help of Mobile Election Monitors of EU (European Union) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This proved to be a secure system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Well connected remote areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Helped the handicapped people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mainly reduced violence , malpractices ,huge investment of government money. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost effective for the government </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>A Basic Phone with GPRS costs 1500 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A Study says that by 2010 all the Indians will own a Mobile phone </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cost of Implement the phone with a Finger print module </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A Finger print module starts from 500 and ranges till 5000 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Service Provider should be representing Government </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example – BSNL ,MTNL ,VSNL ,etc </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>“ Well yes, but in a country where over 700 million people are eligible to vote and more than half that number have access to mobile phones (375 million according to TRAI data), wouldn’t a voting-on-the-go option also help counter voter apathy.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Rajat Mukarji, head of Corporate Affairs at Idea Cellular, agrees </li></ul><ul><li>“ Any mechanism used for electoral voting should ensure equal access for all .” </li></ul><ul><li>- Bussiness analyst Pratap Bhanu Mehta. </li></ul><ul><li>To see more comments and Live testimonials of much more Indians : http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/04/14/voting-via-sms-in-the-election-reality-or-fantasy/ </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>“ End To begin with a revolution” </li></ul><ul><li>Potential with M-voting are many. Politically, Economically, Practically </li></ul>