Design of E-Voting System in Malaysia

Topics: Elections, Voter turnout, Voting system Pages: 32 (9039 words) Published: June 21, 2013
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Design of e-Voting system in Malaysia|
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Personal Development and Research Methods Module|
Deka Fitrah Susanti TP026973| Mohd Zairul bin Mohd Ty TP029846| |
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ABSTRACT

A public election system is one of democracy system where the people as a voter need to elect their state leader. Malaysia currently still uses the manual election system such as the ballot paper based, which raised several kind of problem especially performance related problems of the conventional election system. The e-voting system, which involves a few processes are the registration of votes, the voting system itself, the counting vote and the announcement about the final result. The system proposed on this paper will make it easy and convenient for all voters to cast their vote and also to improve the manual election system which also will come in handy for the Election Committee (EC) in Malaysia. Therefore, this paper suggests an e-voting system to replace the current manual election system and a prototype design for the e-voting system was also proposed to be considered by the authority.

Keywords:
E-Voting System, Election Committee (EC), Performance of the election system, Ballot Paper

PREFACE

This report is used to fulfill requirement for Master of Science mini project. The study is about how to introduce an e-Voting system for Malaysia and the main purpose of this mini project is to suggest a design of e-Voting system which is expected to replace the current manual system and make the turnout system faster whereas it will minimize the waiting long queue during elections also.

In this paper, we tried to analyse and cover all performance problems that have happened on last PRU13, 5 May 2013 as the all problems faced by voters, political parties, and government during the elections. Therefore, we suggest using the e-voting system to improve the election system. On this paper also, we designed the prototypes of a part from e-Voting system.

Acknowledgment

In the name of Allah the Almighty Lord, the Most Gracious and Most Merciful. Praise be to Allah for the strength and blessing that He has given to us to complete this Mini Project. Peace be upon His Messenger Muhammad and his honourable family.

Throughout our academic endeavour, we owe much of the success of this Mini Project to the following people who have given us precious knowledge and guidance that we will forever be grateful and indebted.

First and foremost, a special appreciation goes to our supervisor, Dr Ma'en Tayseer for his inspiring guidance, whole hearted encouragement and constant support during his supervision. His invaluable help of constructive comments and suggestions throughout the sessions of this module have contributed a lot to the success of this research.

We are also indebted to our beloved family members for their patience, understanding, encouragement prayers and faith that they have put upon us all this while. Without their support we will not be able to go this far towards our journey in completing the Master’s Degree.

We also would like to extend our thanks to all of our friends and colleagues for their constant encouragement and sincere gratitude in sharing ideas and knowledge during the course of this module. What we have experienced together has made us a better person today.

Finally, our thanks go to all the people who have supported us towards completing this research work either directly or indirectly.

May the Almighty Lord bless us all.

~ The Writers

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Abstract2
Preface3
Acknowledgment4
Table of Contents5
List of Figures6
List of Graph6
List of Table6
1.0 Introduction7
1.1 Research Question7
1.2 Background7
1.3 Objectives11
1.4 Statement of Ethics11
2.0 E-Voting12
2.1 Malaysian Electoral System12
2.2 Qualification of Voter13...

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