Voting and Mobile Phones

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Here in the Philippines, people vote through traditional way, particularly writing by hand the names of their chosen candidates in an ordinary piece of paper. It has always been a burden to the public school teachers who serve as poll watchers to do the counting of votes which took for days to be done manually. In the other hand, various ways of voting system collide. Such as Universities and Colleges who are conducting their search and beauty pageants. They are using their mobile phones to gather and tabulate votes. Given that technology is rapidly advancing, almost everything can be automated so as the election here in our country. Because of this, the researchers had come up of an idea to innovate the traditional way of manual voting by making it technically advanced. Earlier, the communication was limited to a small group of people, but now, due to the advances in mobile technology, communication has been spread throughout the world. One of the strongest media of this communication is the world of SMS in mobile technology. Mobile devices are more popular among the users due to its exciting built-in applications, simplicity and low cost. That is why no mobile companies providing their service to the users have stopped their support. This shows how SMS is popular and important in mobile communications. Due to impact and influence of information on society and education, the Filipinos are to maintain the democratic mooring through automated voting. With this motion, the voting system via Short Messages Service (SMS) has the potential to produce voting result with much greater accuracy than traditional paper-based voting also has the potential to stimulate higher voter turnout by allowing electors to vote from their homes to anywhere with their mobile phones instead of channeling all voter participation through public polling sites. The voting system via “SMS” entails transparency since...
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