Election System

Introduction A Student’s Supreme Council (SSC) is a student organization present in many high schools, colleges and universities. In the latter, said organization is dedicated to social and organizational activities of the student body in and out of the school campus. Before students become SSC Officers, election is the first thing to be ascertained. A Student’s Supreme Council election is a decision making process by which the whole collegiate population chooses their student candidate to hold or govern the Student’s Supreme Council.

The election system must be sufficiently robust to withstand a variety of fraudulent behaviors and must be sufficiently transparent and comprehensible that voters and candidates can accept the results of an election. Unsurprisingly, history is littered with examples of elections having problems while ballot-based election is used. A “ballot-based voting system” is a paper-based voting systems originated as a system where votes are casted and counted manually and through board tallies based on screened vote paper ballots.

When tasks were decentralized and counted manually, speculations may have a large possibility to exist and some student candidate questioning the truimph of the rival candidates. Another disadvantage that may result to would be a large time consumed on counting and tallying of votes. It is possible to create Election System that by their very nature, are secure, reliable and trustworthy.

As the researchers reviewed and analyzed the existing procedures of Northeastern College Student’s Supreme Council Elections in Villasis, Santiago City and with the information gatherd through interview with Student’ Supreme Council Commission on Elections Officers, the researchers uncovered that student’s have their participation in the said elections as student voters and as candidates or members of the Commission on Elections. In the past years, Northeastern College (NC) had used a manual procedure of elections. Now, with this Election System, about two-thirds cast in this future elections will be counted by a computer.

This will make elections faster, sleeker, more efficient: No more pieces of paper. No more waiting until the second day for weary Commission on Elections Officers to finish counting paper ballot. Conceptual Framework of the Study The proposed Student’s Supreme Council Election System consist of the ID Number of the students respondents. It sorts out the ID Number of the students and the issuance of printed forms through the system. Paradigm of the Study Figure 1. 0 OUTPUT PROCESS INPUT Enhanced Student’s Supreme Council Election System a. Analyzing the data gathered b. Identifying alllternative solution on the problems encountered c.

Developing the system a. ID number of the respondents b. problem encountered on using the ballot-based SSC Elections c. Proposed SSC Election System FEED BACK The Figure 1. 0 shows the diagrammatic representation of the conceptual framework which shows the processes undertaken by the researchers in developing the Election System for Northeastern College – Student’s Supreme Council Elections. Statement of the Problem This study focused on the proposition of A Student’s Supreme Council Election System of Northeastern College. Specifically the researhers aimed to answer the following questions:

1. What is the ID Number of the respondents? 2. What are the problem encountered in the Manual System? 3. What are the benefits derived in coming about in an Election System? Assumptions of the Study In the conduct of the study, the researcher structured the following assumption to give direction to the study: 1. That there is an existing SSC Election System. 2. That there are problems encountered in using the manual or ballot-based election system of Northeastern College-Student’s Supreme Council, and 3. That there are benefits derived in coming about in an Student’s Supreme Council Election System. Significance of the Study.

The information it provides make the reader grow aware of the benefits derived from this study. The implementation of this system would bear invaluable contribution to the following: To Teachers. This will usher them unto a broader understanding such that support and cooperation is gained from them in the conduct of such activities. To Students. This study would benefits students by making the elections faster and easier way of voting and secured voting procedures. To School. The proposed Election System is expected to benefit Northeastern College, in a sense of using the up-to-date technology in elections and make the said institotion known.

To Student’s Supreme Council. The proposed Election System is expected to benefit the staff and users of the institution, to generate faster responds to find necessary information, easier and faster process of voting, more accurate tabulation of votes, faster announcement of winners, and secured voting procedures. Future Researcher This study would serve as a springboard to future researchers who shall undergo the same related study. This will provide them a workable reffered in the conduct of a study along the score topic. Scope and Delimitation of the Study.

The Proposed Election System for Northeastern College-Student’s Supreme Council Elections, Villasis, Santiago City. The construction of the system is to accept and process accurate and efficient votes of every student voters of the said institution. The researchers used Microsoft Visual Basic 6. 0. Definition of Terms Some terms used in this study is hereby defined in order to have a better understanding of the study: Ballot-Based Voting System. is a paper-based voting systems originated as a system where votes are casted and counted manually, using paper ballots.

Election. refers to the process of choosing officials of the Student’s Supreme Council through secret balloting. Student’s Supreme Council. is the school’s highest-governing body to promulgate policies, rules and regulation, and ordinances concerning the entire welfare of the students and the school. Voter. refers to a bonafide student or officially enrolled student. CHAPTER II REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE AND STUDIES This chapter discusses the related literature and studies that have bearing to the present study. This chapter divided into two categories; Related Literature and Related Studies, both foreign and local.

Related Literature Related Studies Chapter III RESEARCH METHODOLOGY This chapter discusses the methodology utilized by the researchers. It discusses the research design and tools, data gathering instruments, locale of the study, respondents to the study, data gathering tools, software development tools; flowchart of the manual system, methods used in system development; flowchart of the proposed system, HIPO of the proposed system, IPO of the proposed system, methods used in the system testing, and the methods used in the system implementation. Research Design Used Locale of the Study.

This proposed Election System for Northestern College-Student’s Supreme Council Elections was conducted in Northeastern College in Villasis, Santiago City having a total number of college students. This research is conducted on school year 2011-2012. Respondents of the Study The respondents of this study were the Stdent’s Supreme Council of Northeastern College. Data Gathering Instrument The data gathering primary tools used by the researchers in obtaining data needed in the study was the questionnaire. This was supplemented by interview and documentary analysis Questionnaire.

is a research instrument consisting of a series of questions and other prompts for the purpose of gathering information from respondents. Although they are often designed for statistical analysis of the responses, this is not always the case. Library Research. is a library which contains an in-depth collection of material on one or several subjects (Young, 1983; p. 188). A research library will generally include primary sources as well as secondary sources. Large university libraries are considered research libraries, and often contain many specialized branch research libraries.

Internet. System Development Life Cycle (SDLC). is a process used by a systems analyst to develop an information system, including requirements, validation, training, and user (stakeholder) ownership. Any SDLC should result in a high quality system that meets or exceeds customer expectations, reaches completion within time and cost estimates, works effectively and efficiently in the current and planned Information Technology infrastructure, and is inexpensive to maintain and cost-effective to enhance. Basic Flowchart Symbol. These were used to symbolized the processes made in the creation of the Election System. Figure 1 BASIC FLOWCHART SYMBOLS USED SYMBOLS| DESCRIPTION| DEFINITIONS| |

Terminator(Terminal Point, Oval)| Terminators show the start and stop points in a process. When used as a Start symbol, terminators depict a trigger action that sets the process flow into motion| | Process| Show a process or action step. This is the most common symbol in both process flowcharts and bussiness process maps. | | Predefined Process(Subroutine)| A Predefined Process symbol is a marker for another process step or series of process flow steps that are formally defined elsewhere.

This shape commonly depicts subprocesses (or subroutines in programming flowcharts). | | Decision| Indicates a question or branch in the process flow. Typically, a Decision flowchart shape is used when there are 2 options (Yes/No, No/No-Go, etc). | | Data| The data flowchart shape indicates inputs to and outputs from a process. As such, the shape is more often referred to as an I/O shape than a data shape. | | Document| Pretty self explanatory – the Document flowchart shape any process flow step that produces a document. | | Arrows| | | Manual Operation| |

| Connector(Inspection)| | | Off-Page Connector| | | Stored Data| | | | | HIPO (Hierarchical Input-Process-Output). It is used by the researcher in signing and documenting the Election System. Figure 2. Sample HIPO MAIN FORM 3 FORM 2 FORM 1 IPO (Input-Process-Output). It is also utilized to describe sequences of processing activities. Manual System Computerized System PROCESS Figure 3. Sample IPO Feedback Data Gathering Procedures Statistical Treatment of Data Chapter 4 PRESENTATION ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF DATA Description of the Existing System.