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Challenges Of ICT And Election Management In Rural Areas In Nigeria

ADELEKE, Israel Adewale (2015) Challenges Of ICT And Election Management In Rural Areas In Nigeria. In: SECOND COVENANT UNIVERSITY CONFERENCE ON E-GOVERNANCE IN NIGERIA (CUCEN 2015), June 10-12, 2015, African Leadership Development Centre, Covenant University Canaanland, Ota Ogun State, Nigeria.

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Previous studies on computer utilization in electoral processes have been focused on the use of the digital gadgets on election conducted in developed nations like U.S.A, China, Britain, etc and some underdeveloped countries like South-Africa, Botswana, Malaysia, etc. The present study has been focused on examining the challenges facing the use of ICT devices in election management in rural areas in Nigeria with a specific reference to the Southwestern part of the country. The methods of gathering the data were through oral interview and participants observations. Our findings revealed that the use of ICT in election management in the rural areas in Nigeria is faced with the problems of epileptic power supply, insufficient personnel to handle ICT facilities, malfunctioning of the ICT facilities in the rural areas, problem of vandalisation of the ICT facilities by political hooligans, etc. This paper concludes that Nigerian rural areas should be provided with electric power, qualified ICT personnel and reliable ICT facilities in order to improve the e-voting process in those areas.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: ICT, E-voting, election-management, Southwestern, rural-areas.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2015 19:05
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2015 19:05

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