Web-based Online Election System for College Student Organization Using Blockchain Technology
- Mark Paul A. Cañeda
- Christian Quiza
- Joseph M. Pateña
- Karl C. Cabangon
- La Verdad Christian College
This capstone project focused on the design of a next generation online voting system based on Blockchain technology, to strengthen the electoral needs of universities and colleges. The issue with the current election in some colleges here in the Philippines is performed in a traditional way, counting the votes manually, that is prone to data tampering, fraud, and data lost, even though there’s an existing electronic voting system it is not sufficient. The researchers aimed to develop a web-based electronic voting system, which provides a secure and flexible voting mechanism to solve the problem of voter votes, hacking, and destroying systems. The researchers conducted a survey in some universities and colleges and some hackers to test the legitimacy of the system. The respondents evaluate the system through the use of survey questionnaires and finally proven and justified through the respondents’ feedback with a positive result. Blockchain based voting system proved that a computerized solution is possible with elimination of human related faults. Votes should be impossible to tamper and illegitimate votes should not be counted. All vote counting may be performed publicly and observable way. The system will have the record of all votes in a public ledger and these votes will be verified, executed, and shared among participating parties. Once the information has been entered, it can never be erased. If someone will try to nullify the votes, it will never be valid. Therefore, Blockchain based voting system can increase the security of the ballot privacy, speed up the processing of results in real-time and make voting easier. And it is possible to build an open, and verifiable voting system. The study addressed the security requirements and maintained election procedures with confidentiality, integrity and availability.
- Blockchain, Public Ledger, Cryptography, College and Universities, e-voting, hashing