Saturday, May 16, 2009

Exit Poll Result and Actual Result

The results of the 2009 elections to the House of People in India, the world’s largest democracy has turned out to some extent to be in conformity with the exit poll predictions. The predictions could have been even more realistic if the number of electors considered for the exit poll were a little more significant compared to the total number of electors.

I wanted to project this fact to seriously consider the reduction of the cost of elections in countries like India where the savings in the cost could be utilized for developmental schemes. Exit polls clearly demonstrate how probability theory can be used in reducing the cost of elections as well as in simplifying the election process.

Details of this can be seen in the post dated 19th January 2007: Role of Probability in Simplifying Elections
Here is another post that may be of interest to you: Iris Recognition Technology to Prevent Impersonation in Elections