Development of a Voting Advice Application System

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DEVELOPMENT OF A VOTING ADVICE APPLICATION (VAA) SYSTEM

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A Thesis
Presented to the
Faculty of the College of Computer Studies
Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University

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In partial fulfillment of the
Requirements for the Degree
Bachelor in Science of Information Technology

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By
Legamia, Don Daniel D.
Ortanez, Rolly O.
Panopio, Charles R.

April 2013
APPROVAL SHEET
This thesis entitled “DEVELOPMENT OF A VOTING ADVICE APPLICATION (VAA) SYSTEM”, prepared and submitted by Don Daniel D. Legamia, Rolly O. Ortanez and Charles B. Panopio, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, has been examined and found in order and hereby recommended for acceptance and approval for the ORAL EXAMINATION.

BENIGNO P. LEGAMIA, JR. Ph.D JOEL T. YAMBAO
Adviser Adviser

THESIS COMMITTEE

JULIETA M. UMALI, MSIT
Chairman

ANICIA L. FERRER, MSIT
Co-Chairman

PANEL OF EXAMINERS
Approved by the committee on Oral Examination with a grade of _________ on ____________________, ALZIEN S. MALONZO
Chairman

RUBY ROSE N. PUNOHILENE E. HERNANDEZ
Member Member

Accept and approved in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Information Technology.

JULIETA M. UMALI, MSIT
Thesis Chairman
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
For the completion of this study, we gratefully acknowledge with utmost gratefulness and earnestness the support, guidance, cooperation and inspiration extended by the ensuing persons:

To Alzien S. Malonzo, Chairman of Panel of Examiners and his members, namely: Ruby Rose N. Puno and Hilene E. Hernandez for their venerated and expert comments that greatly enhanced this study;

To Mr. Joel T. Yambao and Dr. Benigno P. Legamia, Jr., our advisers for their untiring supports and guidance;

To Ms. Julieta M. Umali and Ms. Anicia L. Ferrer, Thesis Committee Chairman and co-Chairman, respectively for their valuable pieces of advice and constant encouragement throughout the course of this thesis.

To our dear teachers for imparting their knowledge and great contribution to our intellectual development;

To our parents, Dr. and Mrs. Benigno P. Legamia, Jr,Mr. and Mrs.Rainier C. Panopio, and Mrs.Ronald O. Ortanez, who are always around 24/7 to inspire, pray, understand and encourage us to achieve our goals in life;

Finally, to the Lord Almighty, true God and Redeemer of the World, for his spiritual blessings.

The Proponents:

Legamia, Don Daniel D.
Ortanez, Rolly O.
Panopio, Charles R.

ABSTRACT

Students are having hard time choosing candidates to vote for during the scheduled annual election of University Student Council (USC) officers. This problem can be attributed to lack of knowledge or information about the candidate’s personal attributes and platform of government. This prompted the proponents to conduct a technology generated research which aimed to design, develop and implement an online system called “Voting Advice Application” that will help voters engage in a variety of online political activities, including: acquiring and sharing political information; participating in online discussions of political issues; mobilizing others to vote and participate in offline activities.

In this study, the proponents employed varied means of getting information which include internet surfing and reading of available references in the library. They also gathered data by way of administering survey instruments to selected students across all colleges of the Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University (DHVTSU) to determine the effectiveness and reliability of the existing poll system made use of during the exercise of the annual...
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