sc 20(10): e4

Research Article

Implementation of Decentralized Blockchain E-voting

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.13-7-2018.164859,
        author={Saad Moin Khan and Aansa Arshad and Gazala Mushtaq and Aqeel Khalique and Tarek Husein},
        title={Implementation of Decentralized Blockchain E-voting},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Smart Cities},
        volume={4},
        number={10},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={SC},
        year={2020},
        month={6},
        keywords={E-Voting, Blockchain, Smart Contracts, Ethereum Cryptocurrency},
        doi={10.4108/eai.13-7-2018.164859}
    }
    
  • Saad Moin Khan
    Aansa Arshad
    Gazala Mushtaq
    Aqeel Khalique
    Tarek Husein
    Year: 2020
    Implementation of Decentralized Blockchain E-voting
    SC
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.13-7-2018.164859
Saad Moin Khan1, Aansa Arshad1, Gazala Mushtaq1,*, Aqeel Khalique1, Tarek Husein1
  • 1: Department of Computer Science & Engineering, SEST, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India
*Contact email: gazalamushtaq188@gmail.com

Abstract

E-voting reduced the cost of election and provided convenience to some extent as compared to the traditional approach of pen and paper but it was considered to be unreliable as anyone having access to the machine physically can obstruct the machine and alter the votes. Also in order to control the entire procedure from electronic voting to electoral results and tracking the outcomes, a central system is required. Voters are not completely secure as vote can be targeted easily. It also possesses a great threat to the right to vote and transparency. This paper provides a solution for removing inconveniences from conventional elections using blockchain that has emerged as an exciting technology for various application due to its unique characteristics that outperform other technologies. The goal of this research is to establish a system for e-voting that is decentralized rather than centralized by using blockchain technology that guarantees protection to electorate’s identity, data transfer privacy and verifiability by an open and transparent voting process.