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A Comparative Study Analysing the Factors Which Affect the Adoption of Electronic and Online Voting in National Elections

Ryan, Sean LU and Jaikisshen Sen, Swati (2017) INFM10 20161
Department of Informatics
Abstract (Swedish)
This study details the factors which affect the adoption of electronic and online voting in national elections. It researches adoption theories such as Davies' Technology Acceptance model (TAM) and Rodgers' Diffusion of Innovation (DoI) model. The study pays particular attention to three factors - secrecy, trust and accessibility. The paper then focuses on four nations due to their differences in electoral methods. These four nations are India (who have adopted electronic kiosk voting), Ireland (who have previously failed in their adoption of electronic kiosk voting), Estonia (who have adopted online voting) and the United Kingdom (who have trialled a variety of systems). The paper first analyses secondary data related to data privacy,... (More)
This study details the factors which affect the adoption of electronic and online voting in national elections. It researches adoption theories such as Davies' Technology Acceptance model (TAM) and Rodgers' Diffusion of Innovation (DoI) model. The study pays particular attention to three factors - secrecy, trust and accessibility. The paper then focuses on four nations due to their differences in electoral methods. These four nations are India (who have adopted electronic kiosk voting), Ireland (who have previously failed in their adoption of electronic kiosk voting), Estonia (who have adopted online voting) and the United Kingdom (who have trialled a variety of systems). The paper first analyses secondary data related to data privacy, data protection legislature, usability and public opinion towards electronic and online voting to determine whether any of these are potential factors. Primary data is then presented in the form of interviews with politicians and experts from each of the four previously mentioned nations. Each are questioned on why their nation were able, or have not been able, to adopt online or electronic voting. The factors for each nation are presented in the results, with a brief discussion on the identified factors in the final conclusion chapter. (Less)
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author
Ryan, Sean LU and Jaikisshen Sen, Swati
supervisor
organization
course
INFM10 20161
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Electronic Voting, Online Voting, Adoption, Technology Acceptance Model, Diffusion of Innovation, Trust, Secrecy, Elections
report number
INF17-002
language
English
id
8901136
date added to LUP
2017-02-01 14:08:01
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2017-02-01 14:08:01
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  abstract     = {This study details the factors which affect the adoption of electronic and online voting in national elections. It researches adoption theories such as Davies' Technology Acceptance model (TAM) and Rodgers' Diffusion of Innovation (DoI) model. The study pays particular attention to three factors - secrecy, trust and accessibility. The paper then focuses on four nations due to their differences in electoral methods. These four nations are India (who have adopted electronic kiosk voting), Ireland (who have previously failed in their adoption of electronic kiosk voting), Estonia (who have adopted online voting) and the United Kingdom (who have trialled a variety of systems). The paper first analyses secondary data related to data privacy, data protection legislature, usability and public opinion towards electronic and online voting to determine whether any of these are potential factors. Primary data is then presented in the form of interviews with politicians and experts from each of the four previously mentioned nations. Each are questioned on why their nation were able, or have not been able, to adopt online or electronic voting. The factors for each nation are presented in the results, with a brief discussion on the identified factors in the final conclusion chapter.},
  author       = {Ryan, Sean and Jaikisshen Sen, Swati},
  keyword      = {Electronic Voting,Online Voting,Adoption,Technology Acceptance Model,Diffusion of Innovation,Trust,Secrecy,Elections},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {A Comparative Study Analysing the Factors Which Affect the Adoption of Electronic and Online Voting in National Elections},
  year         = {2017},
}