Putting electronic voting under the microscope

Birch, S., Cockshott, P. and Renaud, K. (2014) Putting electronic voting under the microscope. Political Quarterly, 85(2), pp. 187-194. (doi:10.1111/1467-923X.12071)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-923X.12071

Abstract

Electronic voting entered the political arena some years ago, with some countries advocating its use, some countries trialling and then abandoning it and yet others preferring to preserve the status quo of paper-and-pencil voting within a voting booth. In this paper we present the pros and cons of electronic voting and propose a set of characteristics we think electronic voting systems should exhibit. We then briefly review some pertinent concerns, issues and worries. We conclude by introducing the Handivote system, an electronic voting system that supports voting by means of SMS messaging, and explain how it measures up in terms of our own specified characteristics.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Renaud, Professor Karen and Birch, Professor Sarah and Cockshott, Dr William
Authors: Birch, S., Cockshott, P., and Renaud, K.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
Journal Name:Political Quarterly
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:0032-3179
ISSN (Online):1467-923X

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