A Proposed Blockchain-Based Voting System with User Authentication through Biometrics

Eduardo Takeo Ueda, Marcelo Moro Da Silva, Anderson Aparecido Alves Da Silva, Norisvaldo Ferraz Junior, Fabio Dacêncio Pereira, Alessandro Santiago Dos Santos, Adilson Eduardo Guelfi, Sergio Takeo Kofuji
2021 Journal of Information Security and Cryptography (Enigma)  
Transparency and security in an electoral process are fundamental to the legitimacy of the results and the confidence of voters. Thus, it is necessary to assess opportunities to improve traditional voting systems. Among the main problems is the lack of transparency, due to the impossibility of a voter checking their vote and the lack of access to the source from which the results are obtained. Another problem is mobility, due to the impossibility of performing remote voting, as traditional
more » ... g systems continue to require the physical presence of the voter in an electoral zone. Thus, the objective of this work is to propose a voting system that is functional, transparent, safe, and accessible to everyone. Voters can vote through a mobile application with biometric authentication using fingerprint and password access. In our proposal, votes are registered in an Ethereum Blockchain through a Smart Contract, allowing the voter to check their vote. The results are expected to collaborate with the evolution of studies necessary to improve traditional voting systems, especially in fundamental aspects such as security, transparency, and mobility.
doi:10.17648/jisc.v8i1.78 fatcat:hnkfqdwugbgmdl4tdmr7ims7wa