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Angolan students create electronic ballot box to "prevent fraud" in the electoral process

Two Angolan students have created an electronic ballot box to facilitate the electoral process. António Watica and Vadilson Silva, 23, developed this prototype as an end-of-course work.

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The students, who are finishing their computer engineering course at the Kalandula Polytechnic Institute (ISPEKA), revealed that their main objective with this system is "to avoid fraud in the voting process".

"We want to improve the electoral system in Angola, working with an electronic ballot box that will decrease 90 per cent of the human mistakes made in elections and at the same time improve the speed of vote counting. With the paper ballot box, it takes a few days for the votes to be fully disclosed. With our project the counting of votes can take hours", they explained.

The project earned the students an evaluation of 19 values. The young people now want to try to capture investors' attention to improve the project and eventually put it on the market.

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