School of Engineering and Computational Sciences
Voting, Fraud, Computer, Methodology, Program, Analysis, Python
Granger, Harrison, "An Analysis of Voter Fraud and Proposed Methodology for Recording Numerical Anomalies in Polling Data" (2022). Senior Honors Theses. 1210.
Debate surrounding the security and accessibility of voting procedures in the United States has caused the matter of electoral integrity to become a point of contention. Confusion surrounding the Federal government's response to allegations of fraud has decreased the population’s trust in the government and increased voter apathy. The context for an empirical methodology is established with a history of e-voting, voter security, and voter-fraud sensationalism. This research methodology is then described and implemented with a software application that analyzes the proximity of voters to polling locations to study the way people vote and how fraud may be committed at polling stations. The development cycle, design, and use cases of this software are described, and a variety of improvements are suggested as motivation for future application.