The Catholic University of Malawi will this Thursday hold a public lecture on e-voting system using mobile phones.
The public lecture will be conducted by Sophie Banya, a lecturer at the University who is also Head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences in the Faculty of Education.
According to a press statement issued by the University, voting is the foundation of any democratic system of government and the most commonly used form of voting is the ballot paper.
“This system requires eligible voters to visit the voting stations to cast their votes. For a variety of reasons, many are not able to visit polling stations and would like to be able to vote remotely for example, from home, office or while travelling,” reads the press statement in part.
The lecture, therefore, proposes an e-voting system using mobile phones, which is of low cost, secure and which can be used alongside the paper ballot voting system.
Sophie Banya is a Statistician and Cryptographer and holds an MSc in Information Theory, Coding and Cryptography, which she obtained in 2012 from the Mzuzu University.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :