How does it work?
Step 1: Go to the Electronic Vote receiving board (JRVe)
The person approaches the JRVe and identifies himself or herself to the members of the board. The person receives a magnetic card, which is generic, random and temporary.
Step 2: Access to the system
The person slides the card in the JRVe and starts voting. After being used, the card becomes invalid, so the number of invalid cards matches with the number of people that have voted.
Step 3: Access to the Automatic System of Voting SAVE
The person chooses and confirms the candidates of his or preference using a touch screen.
The system has a voice syntezier and shows graphically the candidates, so it can be used by blind or illiterate people.
Step 4: Vote register
Once the vote is confirmed, the system prints on peper the vote and encrypts it in two USB device, as well the hard drive of the JRVe. Since the vote is secret, it can not be linked to the person that has voted.
Step 5: Using the physical urns
The person deposits the card and the vote into two different urns.
Step 6: Closing of urns
After the voting has ended, the president of the JRVe slides his card to begin the closing of the urn. The urn prints the results in three different papers and then shuts down.
Step 7: Counting of votes
In small elections, the sum of individual urns' results can be performed.
In the case of big elections, the USB devices are retired and transported to a central PC that performs the counting of the encrypted files that have been saved in each urn. If the process requires, the files can be sent wirelessly.
In the case of doubts of the process, it is always prossible to verify the number of used cards, recount the printed votes and verify the information of the USB and urns.
The system has not had any problems in any voting performed.