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GSM BASED VOTING MACHINE Project Guide: Mr. Gulshan Dubey Lecturer ECE Department Project Team: Himanshu Rewal Vikas Anand Abhishek Bose Sunil Kumar Vikas.

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1 GSM BASED VOTING MACHINE Project Guide: Mr. Gulshan Dubey Lecturer ECE Department Project Team: Himanshu Rewal Vikas Anand Abhishek Bose Sunil Kumar Vikas Sagar

2 ABSTRACT Electronic voting systems have the potential to improve traditional voting procedures by providing added convenience and flexibility to the voter. GSM (Global System for Mobile communications) is the most widely used mobile networking standard. In this project, an electronic voting scheme using GSM mobile technology is presented. By integrating an electronic voting scheme with the GSM infrastructure, we are able to exploit existing GSM authentication mechanisms and provide enhanced voter authentication and mobility while maintaining voter privacy.

3 MOTIVATION Our inspiration behind this project was to showcase a very efficient and secure form of voting system using GSM network that can be adopted in India. In democratic societies, voting is an important tool to collect and reflect people’s opinions. For a variety of reasons, voters may be unable to attend voting booths physically, but need to vote remotely, from home or while travelling abroad. Hence, there is great demand for remote voting procedures that are easy, transparent, and, most importantly, secure.

4 Overview This Project focuses on implementation of GSM (GlobalSystem for Mobile Communication) based Voting system. With more than one billion users, the GSM authentication infrastructure is the most widely deployed authentication mechanism by far. This project will showcase the use of this well-designed GSM authentication infrastructure to improve mobility and security of mobile voting procedures.

5 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS This system is implemented using an embedded microcontroller. The embedded microcontroller used here is The device setup consists of a gsm handset, a voltage supply circuit, a DTMF decoder IC, a microcontroller circuit, an lcd circuit and a DB 09 cable to connect to the serial port a computer. The voltage supply will be a 220v AC supply which we will convert to a regulated 5v DC supply. The software used for programming will be Keil uVision 3 based on the C compiler.

6 INITIAL CIRCUIT LAYOUT

7 OTHER ELECTRONIC VOTING TECHNIQUES To increase the efficiency and accuracy of voting procedures, computerised voting systems were developed to help collecting and counting the votes. These include Lever Voting Machines, Punched Cards for Voting, Optical Mark-Sense Scanners and Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) voting systems. Internet voting was introduced to provide more flexibility. Because of the inherited security vulnerabilities of the Internet and computerised systems in general, internet voting incurred a wide range of criticism.

8 ADVANTAGES OF GSM based VOTING MACHINE Democracy: All and only the authorised voters can vote, and each eligible voter can vote no more than once. Voters can also choose not to vote. Privacy: All votes remain secret while voting takes place and each individual vote cannot be linked by any individual or authority to the voter who casts it. Accuracy: The voting result accurately reflects voters’ choices. In this case, no vote can be altered, duplicated or eliminated without being detected. Fairness: No partial result is available before the final result comes out. Verifiability: where any voter can check that her own vote has been considered in the tally.

9 SAMPLES DB 09 cable

10 Future Work Next we will try to connect the different circuits and obtain the programming commands for sending and receiving of the sms and its feedback.Our challenges include: Connecting the GSM handset with microcontroller IC. Interfacing the handset with FORTRAN or C programming. Using the DB 09 connector with the serial COM port of the computer.


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