Concerns and Solutions on Electronic Voting Systems Adoption

Concerns and Solutions on Electronic Voting Systems Adoption

Yurong Yao (Louisiana State University, USA) and Edward Watson (Louisiana State University, USA)
Copyright: © 2003 |Pages: 20
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-93177-740-7.ch010
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Abstract

Electronic voting has become a viable form of e-government due to the rapid advances in technologies and communication networks. The United States and most European and Asian Countries, like Japan, have taken the first step towards electronic elections. The unique features of electronic voting systems bring advantages to the public as well as resulting in concerns about electronic voting system (EVS) implementation. In this chapter, we examine those advantages of EVS and the principal obstacles in its implementation: privacy, security and accessibility. By investigating the current technology and government efforts to overcome these problems, some recommendations are proposed to gain voters’ trust on EVS and further increase their participation by using EVS.

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