Online voting comes a step closer to reality

May 06, 2015 12:00 am | Updated 02:05 am IST

Online voting

Even as voters gear up to stand in queue for Britain’s upcoming general election this month, researchers, including one of Indian origin, have developed a technique to allow people to vote online - even if their home computers are suspected of being infected with viruses.

Taking inspiration from the security devices issued by some banks, Gurchetan Grewal and colleagues from the University of Birmingham have developed a system that allows people to vote by employing independent hardware devices in conjunction with their personal computers.

“The new technique offers a fresh contribution to the debate surrounding e-voting and could be ready for use in time for the 2020 or 2025 general election, the study noted. - IANS

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