Journal of Computer Science and Its Application

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A Trustworthy SMS Based Voting System Architecture

AM Olugbenga, A Oludele, JJ Vincent, OS Maitanmi, SO Okolie


Short Message Service (SMS) is the text communication service component of phone, web or mobile communication systems, using standardized communications protocols that allow the exchange of short text messages between fixed line or mobile phone devices. The use of SMS as data application in the world is enormous, with 2.4 billion active users, or 74% of all mobile phone subscribers. This paper develops an SMS voting system that can be used in conducting a trustworthy, secure and robust voting. The design requires the use of a national SIM card module the electoral process. Using the design for a typical election scenario, the evaluation results show a system that can be use for efficient processing and fast delivery of result within 24hours.

Keywords: SMS, SIM, voting, trustworthy, electoral process
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