Crystochain: Towards Securing Electronic Voting Systems in Nigeria
Electronic voting technologies can boost voter’s participation and confidence and also reignite interest in the voting system. The traditional or paper-based polling method served to increase people’s confidence in the selection by majority voting. Electronic voting technologies are capable of increasing the voter’s participation and confidence in the voting system. The traditional or paper-based polling method served to increase people’s confidence in the selection by majority voting. In Nigeria, elections databases and systems are extremely cumbersome, unreliable, and replete with a surge of irregularities, and falsification of election results. Different methods have been utilized in the past to increase the security of e-voting systems such as cryptography, steganography or its hybrid, and more recently, the blockchain technology. These approaches are still vulnerable to attacks and compromises of the e-voting systems. This paper proposes a new security model based on the hybrid of Cryptography, steganography and blockchain known as Crystochain to improve the security of voter registration and validation during electioneering processes. The model combines all the features of AES, Least Significant Bits (LSB) and Distributed Ledger Technology. The proposed model is to be evaluated using parameters such as encryption time, payload size, PSNR, CR, SNR, key size, block generation time and bloc size. This approach is capable of providing confidentiality for voter data registration, integrity and confidentiality.
Authors: Precious Bamiyo Metiboba, A.J. Gabriel, B.K. Alese
- Date of Conference: 6-8 December 2022
- DOI: 10.20533/ICITST.2022.0010
- ISBN: 978-1-913572-55-6
- Conference Location: Virtual (London, UK)