Modeling (electoral) voting process:

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Election is a complex social phenomenon where people interact with each other and get influenced to form an opinion and vote for a particular candidate. The election results of different countries (India, Canada and Brazil) are analyzed and found that few candidates get huge amount of votes whereas most of them get only few votes. However the nature of distribution of votes of a candidate is not same for different countries. We find that for Brazil it is a unimodal distribution whearas for India it is a bimodal distribution. In this work we propose a model to study how these results can emerge as a consequence of people interacting with each other and also because of various external factors (political advertise, campaign, scandals) in the society.