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What is E-Voting

Handbook of Research on E-Government in Emerging Economies: Adoption, E-Participation, and Legal Frameworks
Refers to any voting process where an electronic means is used for votes casting and results counting.
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Voters’ Perception of the Adequacy and Suitability of e-Voting in the Nigeria Polity
Tella Adeyinka (University of Ilorin, Nigeria) and Gbolahan Olasina (University of Ilorin, Nigeria)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0324-0.ch006
This chapter examines the perception of academics regarding the suitability and adequacy of e-Voting in the Nigeria polity. A qualitative approach using interviews as the data collection instruments was employed. Five research questions were developed and used in the interviews. The population of the study comprised academic staff in the South West Nigerian universities. From this population, 250 academic staff were purposely selected from five universities. This represents the sample for the study. Five research questions were developed and used in the interviews. The results demonstrated that Nigerians are aware of e-Voting systems, the advantages of e-Voting revealed include ease of voting, ease of counting, electoral vote fraud prevention, and cost reduction, To a great extent, Nigeria is e-Voting ready, and the e-Voting system is relevant to the Nigeria electoral system. Respondents find electronic voting desirable in Nigeria given reasons such as saving time/cost, queuing reduction, and Nigeria being technologically advanced enough to carry out a fast voting process. Hindrances to e-Voting and recommendations for the effective adoption of e-Voting in the Nigeria polity were highlighted.
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Cyber Behavior
A system in which the identification of voters, casting or counting of votes in political elections and referendums employ the use of information and communication technology devices.
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Re-Engaging the Public through E-Consultation in the Government 2.0 Landscape
May be defined broadly as the expression and exercise of fundamental democratic rights and duties online through specially developed digital platforms.
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E-Government: Status Quo and Future Trends
E-voting describes a component of e-democracy being concerned with the electronic realization and execution of electoral processes including both online elections and electronic voting machines.
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E-Participation: Informing and Transforming Local Government Decision Making
refers to electronic means of voting that uses technologies such as the internet, specialised kiosks, scanning technologies or digital telephone networks to enable voting in elections or on other issues. An alternative term is electronic voting.
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Key Concepts and Protocols in E-Voting
A voting process that uses some electronic device(s). The term e-voting is also usually used as a reference to Internet voting systems, a subclass of e-voting systems.
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