SMS-based voting system for crisis prone areas in Nigeria
The process of casting a vote in Nigeria is commonly associated with high risk factors such as violence. This singular exercise poses a lot of threat to life and security. In order to reduce these perceived risk factors, this paper proposes the use of SMS based voting system. The SMS based voting system allows voters to cast their vote from the comfort of their home or pre-selected secured area. The system is designed with a third party application programming interface to configure an automated voting result collation, load balancing and concurrency on a real time basis. In comparison with the current mode of voting currently used in Nigeria, the proposed method is cost effective, secured and highly reliable.
Keywords: Election Violence, Inec, Sms Voting, Nigeria