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Mobile Voting Through Missed Calls Can Transform Democracy

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Mobile Voting Through Missed Calls Can Transform Democracy

For more than five decades, decisions in Pakistan have been defaced by viciousness, misbehavior and affirmations of misrepresentation. There are incomprehensible deferrals in declaring the outcomes and in numerous occasions, dissensions of copy and unaccountable votes. The investigations with electronic ink have likewise brought about exceptionally constrained achievement making the check of the votes much more questionable.

To top it all, the turnout on the Election Day has never been overpowering. A vast piece of our populace stays at home on Election Day dreading turmoil at the surveying stations. Many people from provincial zones and semi urban regions are out of their voting demographic to work in bigger urban communities and pass up a major opportunity for the opportunity to vote in favor of their regions as it is unfeasible to travel and spend such a great amount of cash to vote.

Be that as it may, imagine a scenario in which we can think of an approach to incorporate each Pakistani — or if nothing else larger part of the country — in the voting process without the need to leave their home.

Is there a way which is just as open and reasonable to everybody in the nation? The answer lies in a typical cell phone that we get to consistently.
In an international environment, it would have been much easier to create an app for people to vote but Pakistan has some unique challenges.

The challenge is to come up with a voting solution that is universal and doable for every Pakistani

Firstly, the low cell phone entrance in Pakistan precludes the utilization of portable applications to achieve the masses. As per reports, under 30% of Pakistanis possess a cell phone. The business sector is still to a great degree reliant on highlight telephones with about 70% of clients as yet getting to the systems through an imbecilic telephone.

Also, with a low proficiency rate, the capacity to send and get SMS is not all inclusive. Pakistanis send billions of SMS’s consistently yet the truth of the matter is that not every one of the 120 million individuals can read or keep in touch with them. A considerable measure of local laborers can’t read these SMS messages regardless of the possibility that they are in the national dialect. This makes SMS voting constrained to just the individuals who can read and make SMS messages.

The all inclusive capacity that each versatile client has is to dial a number. Despite the telephone they are conveying or their education level, a telephone proprietor knows how to dial a number. So in what manner would we be able to utilize this capacity to complete an across the country discretionary voting.

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Using Missed Calls for National Elections

There are solutions available in the market that work based on missed calls. A missed call is a free and convenient way in which people communicate with each other. What if we can use the same missed call for National Elections?

Just in case if you are thinking that IVR solutions can perform better in this scenario, IVR isn’t simpler than missed calls and considering that we are trying to come up with a solution for masses, the easier the better.

Imagine every candidate having a unique number (for example 0800-33-241) that voters have to call to cast votes. This number will be promoted on every banner and promotional material that the candidate uses to market themselves in the election.

On the election day, every constituent who wants to vote can just give a missed call to the candidate’s number to vote. This means that the voter does not have to go out of their house to vote. There is no cost to the voter and the whole process takes less than 3 seconds to complete.

The call will be automatically disconnected and the voter would receive a confirmation message that his/her vote has been counted.
Moreover, the voting can be completed progressively. Press, media, open everybody will have admittance to live changes in the voting designs. At any moment amid the battle, the position of adversary hopefuls can be seen by anybody on web including neighborhood and global associations giving complete straightforwardness of results.

For decision commission, each vote would be auditable. The race commission can track for any competitor, when the vote was threw and who made the choice. Any gathering testing the outcome can be given the entrance to this information for keeping up complete absence of prejudice and straightforwardness of results.

Here’s a harsh Proposed Mechanism

Each and every SIM in Pakistan is bio-metrically verified and is associated with an individual
More than 60% Pakistanis have at least one SIM registered against their CNICs
Making a missed call from any mobile number will register owner’s CNIC as a voter
Voter’s CNIC can be cross-checked with NADRA for validity of CNIC (such as if person is even alive or not
Voter’s CNIC can also be cross-checked with Election Commission data for validity of vote
Any duplication can be removed if an individual makes call from more than one number that are both registered against him/her

By embracing missed calls as voting instrument, a nation like Pakistan can change the investment of its constituents in the races and free the people from security worries that hamper their cooperation. What’s more, this would likewise help in greatly cutting down the expense of directing a decision all through the nation as no physical setup would be required……

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