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Secured E-voting System using Etherum Block Chain Technology

Author(s):

Dr. Anjan Krishnamurthy , B M S Insitute of Technology and Management; Bhavya K Seth, B M S Insitute of Technology and Management; Anil G N, B M S Insitute of Technology and Management

Keywords:

Decentralization, Ethereum Blocks, Token, Distributed Ledger, Ether

Abstract

In a modern democracy it is vital to have total participation of its citizen in electoral process. Many nations have electronic and internet based voting system that will enhance the involvement of its citizens in the process. The problem with the voting system is that it can be breached and manipulated by power hungry political outfits. There are existing systems which are electronic tamper proof and resilient systems that avoid tampering with electoral process. It is desirable to have internet based polling system to achieve totality in election process for abroad citizens. The electoral agency spends lot of exchequer money to conduct free and fair elections in the nation. However it is also observed that all do not participate in the process. In order to have total inclusion of its citizen in a tamper less manner, it very crucial to have an electronic and web based electoral process. The market value of such systems is very high and runs in billions of the dollars. The system proposed here is intended to adequately address the cost factor, transparency and enhanced trust in the electoral process. The proposed system incorporated the aplomb uses Blockchain technology to make voting process more transparent and secured. The system uses current technology such like client server authentication integrated with a Blockchain to ensure the important aspects such as transparency, security and inspection that ensures privacy for voters. Particularly, Ethereum which is a decentralized digital currency platform based on the cryptography, is open and transparent for the individual transaction. In order to prove the working of protocol, this design implemented is a web based voting software that runs through ReactJS which is a Javascript framework. The experimental implementation is limited to small-scale elections. The systems can run contracts with location and device isolation that ensures total privacy of voting. The cost of designing this architecture is incredibly less as compared to the cost of current paper/ballot based voting system. There are solid social benefits to using the system along with an easier and quicker voting process which will lead to higher voter count. This system can be implemented for most of the countries as the internet involvement in the world increases.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV7I40398
Published in: Volume : 7, Issue : 4
Publication Date: 01/07/2019
Page(s): 637-640

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