Proposal for a computerized voter sensory
tracking system with video surveillance web cameras positioned inside and
outside every polling station. The web cameras allow instantaneous public
scrutiny via the internet.
1 - Voter stands on a computerized sensory
platform while voting.
2 - The digital register on the wall, displays
the number of voters who have voted thus far.
3 - Web surveillance cameras film the polling
station during the entire voting process. The images are instantaneously
posted on the internet for public viewing.
An Index of a voting website includes the
URLs of polling stations. Access: By typing the respective URL of
the voting website + the I.D. number of the particular polling station.
4 - At the end of the voting session, the
Official DVDs are retrieved, stamped and placed in the ballot box, just
before the box is sealed. The Official DVDs of the vote serve as
a public record open for public scrutiny as well as future voting verification.
The total number of votes can be easily
reconciled with the number of voters recorded by the digital register.
This electroning monitoring system makes the falsifying and/or of stuffing
of voting bogus ballots quasi impossible.
As for the case of switching off the system
by would be "spoilers," this will be immediately noticed by the public
watching the elections in real time on the internet and this infraction
will naturally trigger prompt interference and remedied at once. Those
responsible would be severely punished and made an example of as in the
case of robbing a bank by tinkering with the surveillance cameras etc.
Computerized sensory platform $1000
Digital register display
TOTAL COST PER POLLING STATION =
Concerning this cost, I believe the internet
is not that prohibitive, it can be worked out. Besides, the one time
cost of perhaps $50,000,000 would be worth it if we are able to conduct
fair and transparent elections.
We should not permit despair to take hold
of our spirits just because some corrupt people in our midst have thus
far prevailed their crooked ways upon us. In my opinion, their time is
up. It is high time for resourceful Egyptians to step in and plan ahead
for better days.