SMS-based voting system for crisis prone areas in Nigeria

  • C.E. Madubuike
  • A.C. Onuora
  • C.I. Eguzo
  • M.C. Okoronkwo
Keywords: Election Violence, Inec, Sms Voting, 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


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eISSN: 2006-5523
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