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Internet Voting Tadepalli

Internet Voting Tadepalli

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INTERNET VOTING
 
 A CHALLENGING TASK IN INDIA…
Presented by:
S.TejaswiniP.Ramya Sai AnushaB. Tech III/IV [CSE] B.Tech III/IV [CSE]06S21A05B006S21A0578e-mail : ramyasai_p@yahoo.comteju.withu@gmail.com
from
NOVA COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING ANDTECHNOLOGY FOR WOMEN
 
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1.ABSTRACT
Internet voting systems, catering to differentrequirements, have been widelyimplemented and used. Some have beensuccessful, while others have experiencedunexpected problems. This paper overviewsthe concerns of using Internet voting andtries to give solutions. Tradeoffs betweenthe advantages and disadvantages of employing Internet voting are alsoaddressed. This study reveals that the mainconcerns of adopting Internet voting focritical elections are not cryptographic tools, but hardware and software reliability, andsocial and political issues. After discussing possible concerns about Internet voting and possible solutions or comments, we proposesteps to enable Internet voting to be adoptedeven for critical elections.
2.INTRODUCTION
Electronic voting is currently one of themost intensely debated subjects inInformation Technology. Although nosystem can claim to solve every problemfacing electronic voting today, we suggestthat the most obvious course of action is todevelop free and open source electronicvoting systems.In order to protect commercial interests,most current e-voting systems do not have publicly available source code. In somecases, code is concealed to avoid thediscovery of embarrassing security flaws.Even proprietary systems that reveal sourcecode often leave several critical componentshidden. In order to ensure true democraticelections, voting software must beindependently auditable and verifiable byany interested third party. For this reason,free and open source e-voting systems can be a catalyst for positive developments inthe area. To the best of our knowledge,ADDER is the one of the free and opensource e-voting system based on state of-the-art cryptographic design.
3. APPLICATION FIELDS
Seminal application fields for onlineelections are especially large-scale ballotswith a tremendous organizational work.Polls in small communities like schools or for municipal councils are regarded to alesser extend, rather political elections like
 
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diet elections, votes at stockholdersmeetings or other annual meetings, or committee elections at universities andschools. Remarkably there is a broadconsensus that political online voting is notmeant to be substitutional rathecomplementary to traditional voting procedures. There is no such consensusabout nonpolitical polls.
3.1. Political elections
Security concerns are surely high whenvoting online within political range. Notonly poll specific laws must be observed butalso constitutional principles. Up to now nosuch election has taken place.In 2000 approx. 250 soldiers could use a“certified virus-free” computer to participatein the US-presidential election.Unfortunately, there is only few informationabout the Internet voting procedure. Asmentioned above in 2000 about 40,000entitled voters used the opportunity to casttheir vote online during Democratic Party’sPresidential Primary election . This vote has been accompanied by election.com . Severalsecurity problems occurred, e.g. denial-of-service attacks as well as the uncertainty of the voter, if his vote was really counted.
3.2. Non-political elections
Elections at universities and schools are alsoclassified as non-political ones althoughthey might have a political facet.
4.PRONS AND CONS
Substantial general arguments for theimplementation of online elections are thefollowing ones:
4.1 Increasing turnout
:As Internet voting is an additional channelfor eligible voters the turnout might increasesubstantially. Especially for older,handicapped, or sick people or those whocannot go or travel to their polling station itis a voting option.
4.2 Cost reduction
:Cost savings can occur, if less personnel for  performing absentee voting and for countingis necessary or if travel activities arereduced. On the other hand building up andoperating the poll infrastructure as well asequipping the voters with essential hardwarecause cost . Furthermore, in the foreseeablefuture of political elections no pollingstations will become obsolete. Thediscussion whether and at which elections

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