JP2002318574A - Electronic voting system - Google Patents

Electronic voting system

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JP2002318574A
JP2002318574A JP2001122256A JP2001122256A JP2002318574A JP 2002318574 A JP2002318574 A JP 2002318574A JP 2001122256 A JP2001122256 A JP 2001122256A JP 2001122256 A JP2001122256 A JP 2001122256A JP 2002318574 A JP2002318574 A JP 2002318574A
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Kazuto Abe
Taiji Sato
泰司 佐藤
和人 阿部
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PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an electronic voting system which enables guides or assistants to guide voters while viewing a screen similar to that for voters who are unfamiliar with operation or require aid in a manner as to enable the voters to vote smoothly and makes the candidate names to be voted unrecognizable to the guides or the assistants.
SOLUTION: This system is provided with a display section 18 for the voters and a display section 20 for the guides in addition to this display section in order to enable the voters who are unfamiliar with the operation or require the aid to make smooth voting in selecting the candidates displayed by the electronic voting system. The display section for the guides is so controlled that the items exclusive of the candidate names to be voted are displayed with the same contents as the contents of the display section for the voters.
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【発明の詳細な説明】 DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

【0001】 [0001]

【発明の属する技術分野】本発明は、選挙に用いる電子投票装置に関し、特に候補者名又は投票対象項目を表示部に表示して投票者に選択させる方式の電子投票装置に関する。 The present invention relates to relates to an electronic voting system for use in the election, an electronic voting apparatus of a type to be specifically selected to the candidate's name or voting target item view and voters on the display unit.

【0002】 [0002]

【従来の技術】国や地方自治体の選挙では、従来から選挙人が投票所で投票用紙に候補者(本明細書では、立候補者ともいう)の氏名を記載して投票箱に入れ、開票は人手による目視で行われているが、選挙管理者の負担が大きく、投開票に多くの時間と労力を要していた。 BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION national and local governments of the election, candidate (herein also referred to as candidates) in the conventional from the elector ballot at the polling place name describes the put in a ballot box, vote counting is have been carried out with the naked eye by hand, a large burden of election administrators, it takes a lot of time and effort to Tokaihyo. かかる問題を解決する方法として最新の電子技術を駆使した電子投票端末などが提案されている。 Such as electronic voting terminal which made full use of the latest electronic technology has been proposed as a method for solving such problems. 本出願人は、すでに電子投票端末を開発し、特許出願している(特開20 The applicant has already developed an electronic voting terminal, and patent application (JP-20
00−40111号公報)。 00-40111 JP). また、種々の電子投票端末がすでに特許されている(特許第2747171号、特許第2885657号)。 Further, various electronic voting terminals are already patents (Japanese Patent No. 2747171, Japanese Patent No. 2885657).

【0003】 [0003]

【発明が解決しようとする課題】しかし、これら従来の電子投票端末や、電子投票装置では、候補者名や候補者の顔の画像などが表示され、投票者は表示された複数の候補者中から投票したい候補者をタッチパネルやボタンなどで選択する方式となっているので、操作に不慣れな投票者や介護を必要とする投票者がスムーズに投票できるよう案内者あるいは援助者が投票者と同様の画面を見ながら案内することが考えられる。 [SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION] However, conventional and electronic voting terminal thereof, in an electronic voting apparatus, such as an image of the face of the candidate's name and candidates are displayed, the voter in a plurality of candidates displayed so has become a method of choice, such as a touch panel and buttons candidates who want to vote from, the guide's or donors to voters that require unfamiliar voters and care for the operation can vote smoothly similar to the voters it is conceivable to guide while watching the screen. しかし、同一内容が案内者あるいは援助者用の画面にも表示されると、投票者がどの候補者を選択したかという本来秘密にしたい内容を案内者あるいは援助者に知られてしまうという問題がある。 However, when the same content is also displayed on the screen for the guide's or donors, the problem of the original that has been selected which candidates voters would known the content you want to secret to the guide's or the aid's is there. すなわち、単純に投票者に対して提示する画像コンテンツと同一内容の画像を案内者あるいは援助者にも見せてしまうと、投票内容の秘密保持ができないのである。 That is, when simply would also show the image content and image of the same content to be presented to the guide's or donors to the voters, it can not be the confidentiality of the vote content. このように投票内容が第三者に知れてしまうことは、公職選挙法上も問題となるのみならず、投票者自身としても嫌悪感を持つこととなり、電子投票の普及に障害となることも考えられる。 It is that the way the vote loses its contents when the may to a third party, not only be a problem on the Public Offices Election Law, also will have a disgust as the voters themselves, may become an obstacle to the widespread use of electronic voting Conceivable.

【0004】したがって、本発明は電子投票装置で表示された候補者を選択する上で、操作に不慣れな投票者や介護を必要とする投票者がスムーズに投票できるよう案内者あるいは援助者(単に案内者ともいう)が投票者と同様の画面を見ながら操作を案内できるようにするとともに、投票する候補者名は案内者に認識できないよう構成された電子投票装置を提供することを目的とする。 [0004] Accordingly, the present invention is in selecting the candidates displayed by the electronic voting device, the guide's or assistant to voters in need of unfamiliar voter and care in operation can vote smoothly (simply together referred to as the guide's) to be able to guide the operation while looking at the screen similar to the voter, the candidate's name to vote and to provide an electronic voting device configured to unrecognized guide's .

【0005】 [0005]

【課題を解決するための手段】上記目的を達成するため、本発明では電子投票装置で表示された候補者を選択する上で、操作に不慣れな投票者や介護を必要とする投票者がスムーズに投票できるよう投票者用表示部の他に案内者用に案内者用表示部を設け、かつ案内者用表示部には投票しようとする候補者名又は投票対象項目を除く案内用の表示を行うよう制御している。 To achieve the above object, according to an aspect of, in selecting the candidates displayed by the electronic voting system in the present invention, smooth voters that require unfamiliar voter and care to the operation the guide's display unit for the guide's in addition to the voter for the display unit to be able to vote provided in, and the display for the guide, except the candidate's name or voting interest item you try to vote in the guide's display unit and it controls to perform.

【0006】すなわち本発明によれば、投票可能な候補者名又は投票対象項目を投票者用表示部に表示して投票者に選択させ、投票を受け付ける電子投票装置において、案内者用表示部と、前記案内者用表示部が前記候補者名又は投票対象項目を除く案内用の表示を行うよう表示内容の制御を行う制御手段とを設けたことを特徴とする電子投票装置が提供される。 [0006] That is, according to the present invention, by displaying the voter display unit voting possible candidate's name or voting target item is selected voter, the electronic voting apparatus which accepts a vote, and the guide's display unit , electronic voting device, characterized in that the guide's display unit is provided with control means for controlling the display contents so as to perform display for guiding excluding the candidate's name or voting target item is provided.

【0007】なお、前記制御手段が、前記案内者用表示部の画面上の座標と映像信号の同期信号とを基に前記投票しようとする候補者名又は投票対象項目の表示部分をマスクするための打ち抜き信号を発生させる打ち抜き信号生成手段と、前記案内者用表示部に前記投票者用表示部に与える映像信号と前記投票しようとする候補者名又は投票対象項目の表示部分をマスクするための映像信号とを前記打ち抜き信号により切り換えて供給する切換手段とを有することは、本発明の好ましい態様である。 [0007] Incidentally, since the control means, to mask a display portion of the candidate's name or voting target item to be the vote based on the synchronizing signal of the coordinates and the video signal on the screen of the guide's display unit of the punching signal generating means for generating a punching signals, for masking the visible portion of the candidate's name or voting target item to be the vote video signal supplied to the voter display unit on the guide's display unit having a switching means for supplying the video signal is switched by the punching signal is a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

【0008】 [0008]

【発明の実施の形態】以下、図面を参照して本発明の好ましい実施の形態について説明する。 BEST MODE FOR CARRYING OUT THE INVENTION Hereinafter, will be described preferred embodiments of the present invention with reference to the drawings. 図1は本発明に係る電子投票装置の好ましい実施の形態に用いられる制御部のブロック図である。 Figure 1 is a block diagram of a controller used in the preferred embodiment of the electronic voting apparatus according to the present invention. また、図2は、図1の制御部により表示が制御され案内者用表示部20の画面を投票者用表示部18の画面と並べて示した正面図である。 2 is a front view showing side by side with the screen voter display unit 18 a screen of the display is controlled guided's display unit 20 by the control unit of FIG. 図1 Figure 1
の制御部は、打ち抜き信号生成部10とデータセレクタ12と、信号変換部14、16を有している。 Control unit of a punching signal generator 10 and the data selector 12, and a signal converter 14, 16. 信号変換部14は表示データを変換して投票者用表示部18に与えられる映像信号を生成するものであり、これ自体は従来のものである。 Signal conversion unit 14 is intended for generating a video signal provided to voter display unit 18 converts the display data, which itself is conventional. 信号変換部14と同様な回路構成の信号変換部16は、データセレクタ12の出力データを変換して案内者用表示部20に与えられる映像信号を生成するものである。 Signal conversion unit of the same circuit configuration as the signal conversion unit 14 16 is for generating a video signal provided by converting the output data of the data selector 12 to the guide's display unit 20. 投票者用表示部18及び案内者用表示部20は映像信号を受けて画面を表示するものであり、 Voters for the display unit 18 and the guide's display unit 20 is intended to display the screen in response to the video signal,
CRT又はLCDなどを用いることができる。 Or the like can be used CRT or LCD. また、投票者用表示部18には、タッチパネル画面に重ねて取り付けてあり、投票者の投票、取り消しなどの入力指示が受け付けられる。 In addition, the voter display unit 18, is attached to overlap the touch screen, voting voter, input instructions such cancellation is accepted.

【0009】打ち抜き信号生成部10は、カウンタ10 [0009] punched signal generator 10, counter 10
A、行・列レジスタ10B、比較器10Cを有している。 A, row and column registers 10B, and a comparator 10C. カウンタ10Aには、映像信号の水平同期信号H The counter 10A, a video signal horizontal sync signal H
SYNCと垂直同期信号V SYNC、表示クロック信号DOT CLOCKが供給される。 SYNC and a vertical synchronizing signal V SYNC, a display clock signal DOT CLOCK supplied. また行・列レジスタ10Bには、あらかじめ定めた表示を認識できないようにマスキングすべき領域として定めた四角形の画面上の左上と右下の座標が行と列により指定されて格納されている。 Also the row and column registers 10B is stored is designated by the coordinate rows and columns of the upper left and lower right on the screen of the rectangle defined as an area to be masked so that it can not recognize the display a predetermined. この座標の格納は、表示ソフトウエアを実行しているコンピュータのCPUのバスライン(BUS)を経由して行うことができる。 Storage of this coordinate can be performed via a bus line (BUS) of the CPU of the computer running the display software.

【0010】カウンタ10Aは、水平同期信号H SY [0010] counter 10A is a horizontal synchronizing signal H SY
NCと垂直同期信号V SYNC、表示クロック信号D NC vertical synchronizing signal V SYNC, a display clock signal D
OT CLOCKをカウントし、投票者用表示部18及び案内者用表示部20に表示されている画像のラスタ内での現在時点での走査位置(画面上のドット位置)を示す信号を比較器10Cに送る。 Counting the OT CLOCK, comparator 10C a signal indicating a scanning position at the present time in the raster of the image displayed on the voter display unit 18 and the guide's display unit 20 (dot position on the screen) send to. 比較器10Cには行・列レジスタ10Bからあらかじめ格納されている座標データが送られ、現在時点の走査位置と比較される。 The comparator 10C coordinate data is transmitted which is previously stored from the row and column registers 10B, it is compared with the scanning position of the current point in time. 現在走査位置がマスキングすべき領域として定めた四角形の画面上の左上に達する前は、打ち抜き信号としてのA/B It is before the current scanning position reaches the upper left on the screen of the rectangle defined as the region to be masked, A / B as a punching signal
切換信号の信号レベルをAを選択するようLレベルとし、四角形の左上に到達するとAからBへ切り換える信号(Hレベル)とし、さらに四角形の右下に到達すると再びAに切り換える信号(Lレベル)とする。 The signal level of the switching signal is L level to select an A, a signal for switching reaches the upper left of the rectangle from A to B (H level), further signals to switch again when it reaches the lower right of the square A (L level) to.

【0011】A/B切換信号は、データセレクタ12の切換信号端子A/Bに与えられる。 [0011] A / B switch signal is given to the switching signal terminal A / B of the data selector 12. A/B切換信号がL A / B switching signal is L
レベルのとき、入力端子Aに入力される表示データを出力端子OUTから出力して信号変換部16を介して案内者用表示部20に与え、A/B切換信号がHレベルのとき、入力端子Bに入力されるマスキング用色表示データを出力端子OUTから出力して信号変換部16を介して案内者用表示部20に与える。 Level, the via the signal converter 16 and outputted from the output terminal OUT of the display data input to the input terminal A applied to the guide's display unit 20, when A / B switch signal is at H level, the input terminal outputs a masking color display data input to the B from the output terminal OUT through the signal converting unit 16 gives the guide's display unit 20. この結果、図2に示すように案内者用表示部20の候補者名の四角形の部分はマスキングされ、目視しても候補者名を認識できない。 As a result, a square part of the candidate's name guide's display unit 20 as shown in FIG. 2 is masked, it does not recognize the candidate's name be visually. このとき投票者用表示部18の候補者名はマスクされることなく、そのまま表示されているので、投票者は、誰にも投票内容を知られることなく投票のための操作を行うことができる。 At this time, the candidate's name of the voter for the display unit 18 without being masked, because it is displayed as it is, voters, anyone can perform an operation for a vote without knowing the vote content .

【0012】上記実施の形態では、マスキング用色表示データを時間選択的に信号変換部16を介して案内者用表示部20に与えているが、投票者用表示部18と案内者用表示部20にそれぞれ与えられる映像データを最初から別個に生成するよう2つのコントローラを設けることもできる。 [0012] In the above embodiment, the color display data masking time selectively via the signal converter 16 is supplied to the guide's display unit 20, the guide's display unit and the voter display unit 18 it is also possible to provide two controllers to separately generate video data applied respectively to 20 from the beginning. また、案内者用表示部20に投票者用表示部18と同一内容を表示するが、秘密にすべき投票しようとする候補者名の部分に物理的にマスキングを掛けるよう、画面に重ねて透明の表示部材を配置しておき、マスキングすべきときのみ、その部分を不透明となるよう制御することもできる。 In addition, it displays the same content as a voter for the display unit 18 in the guide's display unit 20, so as to apply a physically masking the part of the candidate's name to try to vote should be secret, transparent superimposed on the screen It should be placed in the display member, only when to masking can be controlled to that portion becomes opaque.

【0013】上記実施の形態では、候補者名の表示部分をマスキングする場合について説明したが、選挙の対象は、最高裁判所裁判官の国民審査であったり、比例代表選挙のように政党単位で投票を行うものもあるので、本発明でマスキングする対象としては、候補者名のみならず、広く投票対象項目が該当する。 [0013] In the above-described embodiment, the description has been given of the case to mask the visible portion of the candidate's name, the subject of the election, or a national review of the Supreme Court judge, vote political party units as proportional representation election since also performs, as the object to be masked by the present invention, not the candidate's name only, widely voting target items are true. また、候補者の顔画像や候補者や政党などに関連する情報も投票対象項目の一部と見ることができる。 In addition, information related such as the face image and the candidates and political parties of candidates also can be seen as a part of the voting interest item.

【0014】 [0014]

【発明の効果】以上説明したように本発明によれば、電子投票装置の投票者用表示部の他に案内者用に案内者用表示部を設け、かつ案内者用表示部には投票しようとする候補者名以外の項目が投票者用表示部と同一内容で表示されるよう制御しているので、投票者が表示された候補者を選択する上で、操作に不慣れだったり、介護を必要とする場合にも案内者からアドバイスを受けながらスムーズに投票できるとともに、投票した候補者名や投票対象項目の秘密を案内者やその他の他人に知られることがないという効果がある。 According to the present invention as described in the foregoing, in addition to the guide's display unit provided for guiding's voter display unit of the electronic voting apparatus, and attempts to vote on the guide's display unit since the items other than the candidate's name is controlled so as to be displayed in the same contents as voters for the display unit and, in order to select the candidate who voters is displayed, or was unfamiliar with the operation, the long-term care with can vote smoothly while also received advice from the guide who in case of need, there is an effect that it will not be known the secret of the candidate's name and voting subject item to vote the guide's and other others.

【図面の簡単な説明】 BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

【図1】本発明に係る電子投票装置の好ましい実施の形態に用いられる制御部のブロック図である。 It is a block diagram of a controller used in the preferred embodiment of the electronic voting apparatus according to the present invention; FIG.

【図2】図1の制御部により表示が制御され案内者用表示部20の画面を投票者用表示部18の画面と並べて示した正面図である。 2 is a front view showing side by side with the screen voter display unit 18 a screen of the display is controlled guided's display unit 20 by the control unit of FIG.

【符号の説明】 DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS

10 打ち抜き信号生成部(打ち抜き信号生成手段) 12 データセレクタ(切換手段:打ち抜き信号生成手段と共に制御手段を構成する) 14、16 信号変換部 18 投票者用表示部 20 案内者用表示部 10 punched signal generating unit (punching signal generating means) 12 data selector (switching means: configuring the control unit with punching signal generating means) 14, 16 signal converter 18 voter display unit 20 guide's display unit

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  1. 【請求項1】 投票可能な候補者名又は投票対象項目を投票者用表示部に表示して投票者に選択させ、投票を受け付ける電子投票装置において、 案内者用表示部と、前記案内者用表示部が前記候補者名又は投票対象項目を除く案内用の表示を行うよう表示内容の制御を行う制御手段とを設けたことを特徴とする電子投票装置。 1. A is selected voting possible candidates' names or voting target item on the display to voters voters display unit, the electronic voting apparatus which accepts a vote, and the guide's display unit, for the guide's electronic voting apparatus characterized in that a control means for displaying section controls the display contents so as to perform display for guiding excluding the candidate's name or voting target item.
  2. 【請求項2】 前記制御手段が、前記案内者用表示部の画面上の座標と映像信号の同期信号とを基に前記投票しようとする候補者名又は投票対象項目の表示部分をマスクするための打ち抜き信号を発生させる打ち抜き信号生成手段と、前記案内者用表示部に前記投票者用表示部に与える映像信号と前記投票しようとする候補者名又は投票対象項目の表示部分をマスクするための映像信号とを前記打ち抜き信号により切り換えて供給する切換手段とを有することを特徴とする請求項1に記載の電子投票装置。 Wherein said control means, for masking the visible portion of the candidate's name or voting target item tries to the vote based on the synchronizing signal of the coordinates and the video signal on the screen of the guide's display unit of the punching signal generating means for generating a punching signals, for masking the visible portion of the candidate's name or voting target item to be the vote video signal supplied to the voter display unit on the guide's display unit electronic voting apparatus according to claim 1, characterized in that it comprises a switching means for supplying the video signal is switched by the punching signal.
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