E-voting experiences: A case of Namibia and Estonia

Noluntu Mpekoa, Darelle Van Greunen

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Abstract

Electronic voting is rapidly gaining momentum and offers more advantages than the paper-based voting system. The field of e-voting is an undiscovered sphere and its true extensity is mostly uncharted. Very few countries have successfully implemented e-voting and diminutive research has been conducted to investigate the factors that influence the successful implementation of e-voting. This paper documents a systematic review of various research studies that have recorded and reported on e-voting experiences in Namibia and Estonia. This study evaluated and analysed the two case studies and discovered factors affecting the successful implementation of e-voting. The factors include: ICT infrastructure, legal and institutional factors, security and trust, acceptance and adoption of ICT, political factors, voter education and planning. This study contributes to the body of knowledge by identifying key factors that affect the successful implementation of e-voting from two countries with successful e-voting experiences.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IST-Africa Week Conference, IST-Africa 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781905824571
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Nov 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event2017 IST-Africa Week Conference, IST-Africa 2017 - Windhoek, Namibia
Duration: 31 May 20172 Jun 2017

Publication series

Name2017 IST-Africa Week Conference, IST-Africa 2017

Conference

Conference2017 IST-Africa Week Conference, IST-Africa 2017
Country/TerritoryNamibia
CityWindhoek
Period31/05/172/06/17

Keywords

  • E-voting
  • I-voting
  • ICT
  • Voting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Conservation
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Development
  • Education
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Cultural Studies

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