Voting Technology

Also, the author concluded that an e-voting system is created and developed for the common good of election. It only becomes unsuccessful because of the people who have doubts on the system and the people who want to gain political or personal control over the system. If only all could let the e-voting system do its work alone without the disturbance of any political or personal agendas, there will surely be no problem about its performance at all. If only the people could help and support the e-voting system, it will surely produce the kind of election result that we all pray for.

Technology, e-voting and the people can go hand in hand to make the success of election pure and honest. If only all could understand the role and responsibility that we play during election, the author believes that even in manual election, the election result will still be honest and genuine. The e-voting system described in the document provides the kind of service that we need for fast and honest election. With the correct organization of honest people, technical security and security measure the author believes that an e-voting system is no doubt better than the traditional voting.

Recommendations Systems are not perfect and will never will. Like technology, it will always change every now and then. This means that a good risk management should be established and determined. Also, there should be a concrete policy that must be maintained and observed to maintain the professionalism of the system. If a country or any sector is serious of implementing this kind of system, one must understand that this kind of system is not an ordinary program that can be instantly installed and be used.

It includes a series of studies, meetings and brainstorming before any system deployment. There should be enough series of auditing procedures in the system to ensure that all votes are validated well before it was accepted as a legitimate vote. This can be possible through the powerful programming skills of the system programmers to design the kind of audit procedures that can detect void, redundant and wrong format of votes that are mistakenly given by the voters.

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