Int J Performability Eng ›› 2019, Vol. 15 ›› Issue (10): 2570-2577.doi: 10.23940/ijpe.19.10.p2.25702577

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Secure Electronic Voting Machine using Multi-Modal Biometric Authentication System, Data Encryption, and Firewall

Jasdev Bhatti*, Satvik Chachra, Ansh Walia, and Abhishek Vishal   

  1. Chitkara University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Chitkara University, Punjab, 140401, India
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Electronic voting machines have replaced paper ballot systems, which were being used in early Indian elections. But, with the advancement of technology, a series of security issues have been raised regarding the present voting system, such as EVM tampering in order to register fraudulent votes. The proposed system attempts to solve the problem of bogus voting by introducing a multi-modal biometric authentication system. It makes the voting system more secure by using data encryption and firewalls to protect the voter database. It increases accessibility by allowing voters to cast their vote in the elections of their respective constituency from any polling booth across the country. It also increases transparency in the election process by notifying voters on successful casting of their vote. This paper proposes a Biometric Voting Machine with a robust system architecture that is able to withstand malicious attacks and fraudulent behaviours.

Key words: biometric voting machine, electronic voting machine, data encryption, two-step authentication system, electronic voting, secure system, ballot, polling booth, OTP verification, SMS notification