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E-VOTING IMPLEMENTATION IN NIGERIA: The Success Factors

Ayo, C. K. and Adebiyi, A. A. and Sofoluwe, A. B. E-VOTING IMPLEMENTATION IN NIGERIA: The Success Factors. In: Curbing Political Violence in Nigeria: The Role of Security Profession. Unknown.

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Abstract

The proposed adoption of e-Voting in Nigeria by the electoral body. the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), was resisted by the law makers and a sizeable portion of the populace. The reasons may not be unconnected with the previous unsuccessful attempts by government to implement such magnificent projects, particularly, the National ID card scheme; and lack of basic infrastructures to implement the system. This paper reviews thee-Registration exercise by INEC with a view to using it as a springboard fore-Voting implementation in Nigeria; and the experiences of some developed countries to serve as lessons. Similarly, the paper proposes solutions to some of the problems encountered in countries where e-Voting had been adopted. Finally, arising from the perceived apathy between the elect and the electorate, which has resulted to low turnout of voters during elections, an integrated voting system that incorporates an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM), Internet Voting (i-Voting) and mobile Voting (m-Voting) is proposed for enhanced participatory democracy.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Mr Adewole Adewumi
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2012 02:01
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2012 02:01
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/873

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