Online Voting System (OVS) Seminar Report and PPT

ONLINE VOTING SYSTEM is an online voting technique. In this system people who have citizenship of a nation and whose age is above the legal age and any sex can give his\her vote online without going to any physical polling station. There is a database which is maintained in which all the names of voters with complete information is stored.

In “ONLINE VOTING SYSTEM” a voter can use his\her voting right online without any difficulty. He\She has to be registered first for him/her to vote. Registration is mainly done by the system administrator for security reasons.
The system Administrator registers the voters on a special site of the system visited by him only by simply filling a registration form to register voter. Citizens seeking registration are expected to contact the system administrator to submit their details. After the validity of them being citizens of India has been confirmed by the system administrator by comparing their details submitted with those in existing databases such as those as the Registrar of Persons, the citizen is then registered as a voter.
After registration, the voter is assigned a secret Voter ID with which he/she can use to log into the system and enjoy services provided by the system such as voting. If invalid/wrong details are submitted, then the citizen is not registered to vote.
The Online voting system (OVS) also known as e-voting is a term encompassing several different types of voting embracing both electronic means of counting votes. Electronic voting technology can include punch cards, optical scan voting systems and specialized voting kiosks (including self-contained direct-recording electronic voting systems or DRE). It can also involve the transmission of ballots and votes via telephones, private computer networks, or the internet.
Online voting is an electronic way of choosing leaders via a web driven application. The advantage of online voting over the common “queue method” is that the voters have the choice of voting at their own free time and there is reduced congestion. It also minimizes on errors of vote counting. The individual votes are submitted to a database which can be queried to find out who of the aspirants for a given post has the highest number of votes. 
This system is geared towards increasing the voting percentage in Kenya since it has been noted that with the old voting method {the Queue System}, the voter turnout has been a wanting case. With the system in place also, if high security is applied, cases of false votes shall be reduced.
With the “ONLINE VOTING SYSTEM”, a voter can use his\her voting right online without any difficulty. He\She has to register as a voter first before being authorized to vote. The registration should be done prior to the voting date to enable data update in the database. 
However, not just anybody can vote. For one to participate in the elections, he/she must have the requirements. For instance, he/she must be a registered citizen i.e. must be 18 and above years old. As already stated, the project ‘Online Voting' provides means for fast and convenient voting and access to this system is limited only to registered voters. 
Internet voting systems are appealing for several reasons which include; People are getting more used to work with computers to do all sorts of things, namely sensitive operations such as shopping and home banking and they allow people to vote far from where they usually live, helping to reduce absenteeism rate.



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