SECURE E-VOTING PRINCIPLES
Voting is a means to strengthen the democratic processes in modern world. E-voting is a new voting mechanism in information world. It is important that this system is in compliance with legal framework. E-voting must technically meet user requirements and more importantly security requirements. This paper aims to identify the basic legal requirements, which should be met while designing an e-voting system. This will establish faith in legal acceptance of e-voting system by 1ensuring that its secure. These requirements come from original way of voting using ballet box. The paper concludes that an e-voting capability should be considered dependable and can be used to replace traditional election processes as long as it operates under the established and secure framework. This is important in developing countries as elections happen at various levels all the time and this ensures fair, speedy and low cost election. These can however also be used to complement the traditional process, if masses find it difficult to replace it as there is digital divide, related to inherent distrust in the e-voting procedure. And at certain places there may be inadequate arrangements to meet certain requirements.