Design and Implementation of An Online Voting System

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The  federal  republic  of  Nigeria  comprises  of  36  states,  The  federal  capital territory (FCT), and 774 local government areas (LGAs). The country is located in west Africa and shares land borders with the republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east and Niger in the north. The three largest ethnic groups in Nigeria are the Ibo, Hausa and Yoruba ethnic groups.  In Nigeria, General elections are conducted every four years, where a head of state the president and the national assembly representatives are elected. They are  elected  by  the  people.  The  national  assembly  has  about  360  members representing various constituencies.


Most  African  electoral  bodies  with  no  exception  to  INEC,  even  with  the advancements  of  technology,  still  use  primitive  paper  based  methods  during voting; this system is characterized by manual form filling to chose leaders and transfer  of  information  from  manual  data  capture  forms  to  computerized datasheets, this has led to a high number of mistakes making their way into the final votes count. The main advantage of the paper based system is the ballot 

papers are easily human auditable. The disadvantages outweigh the advantages for  instance  printing  of  ballot  papers  is  slow,  expensive,  inflexible, environmentally hostile and also literacy limitations and last minute changes to the voter register are difficult to accommodate among others. Over the last few years  some  election  observers  have  suggested  the  introduction  of  electronic voting at state and federal level. The online voting system mainly addresses the voting phase. Electronic voting process using the online voting system should be cheaper than the present paper based system been used by the independent national electoral commission  (INEC).

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Ajibade, S. (2022). Design and Implementation of An Online Voting System. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/design-and-implementation-of-an-online-voting-system-2

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Ajibade, Samson kay "Design and Implementation of An Online Voting System" Afribary. Afribary, 13 Apr. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/design-and-implementation-of-an-online-voting-system-2. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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Ajibade, Samson kay . "Design and Implementation of An Online Voting System". Afribary, Afribary, 13 Apr. 2022. Web. 29 Jun. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/design-and-implementation-of-an-online-voting-system-2 >.

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Ajibade, Samson kay . "Design and Implementation of An Online Voting System" Afribary (2022). Accessed June 29, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/design-and-implementation-of-an-online-voting-system-2