FINGERPRINT BASED ELECTRONIC VOTING SYSTEM
The main aim of this project is to avoid rigging completely. Electronic voting systems have come into picture to prevent rigging upto the maximum extent. But even there may be some malfunctions during elections. Thus, fingerprint based electronic voting system has been designed.
According to ancient Greek scripts BIOMETRICS means study of life. Biometrics studies commonly include fingerprint, face, iris, voice, signature, and hand geometry recognition and verification. Many other modalities are in various stages of development and assessment. Among these available biometric traits, Finger Print proves to be one of the best traits providing good mismatch ratio and also reliable. The present scenario to operate a bank locker is with locks which are having keys. By this we can’t say that we are going to provide good security to our lockers. To provide perfect security and to make our work easier, we are taking the help of two different technologies viz. EMBEDDED SYSTEMS and BIOMETRICS.
Firstly discussing about Biometrics we are concentrating on Fingerprint scanning. For this, we are using FIM 3030N high voltage module as a scanner. This module has in-built ROM, DSP and RAM. In this, we can store the fingerprints of up to 100 users. This module can operate in 2 modes i.e., Master mode and User mode. We will be using Master mode to register the fingerprints which will be stored in the ROM present on the scanner with a unique id.
When a person wants to register himself in the voter list, he has to provide his complete details along with his fingerprint image. Thus, when the same person comes to poll his vote during the elections, he needs to give his fingerprint image before polling his vote. Thus, the system scans his fingerprint image, compares the image with the already stored image. If both the images are matched, the person can enter into the room to poll his vote.
The door will be opened when the switch is pressed by the polling officer. If not, the system simply alerts the buzzer not allowing the voter to poll his vote. LCD is used to display the related messages.
This project uses regulated 5V, 500mA power supply. 7805 three terminal voltage regulator is used for voltage regulation. Bridge type full wave rectifier is used to rectify the ac out put of secondary of 230/12V step down transformer.
APPLICATIONS OF FINGER PRINT :
- Secure logins via keyboard modules
- User identification at kiosks
- Biometric door locks
- Credit card security
- Weapon activation
- Theft protection
- KEIL COMPILER
- FINGER PRINT MODULE
- STEPPER MOTOR