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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Use and assessment of e-voting systems : findings from an online-survey among Swiss nationals living abroad
Authors: Pleger, Lyn Ellen
Mertes, Alexander
DOI: 10.21256/zhaw-3453
Published in: Swiss Yearbook of Administrative Science
Volume(Issue): 9
Issue: 1
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Verwaltungswissenschaften
ISSN: 2296-8717
Language: English
Subjects: E-Voting; Technology acceptance model; Digitalization
Subject (DDC): 004: Computer science
320: Politics
Abstract: Digitalization has led to an increase in electronic government services and democratic developments. One crucial aspect in the context of e-government for democracies consists of e-voting systems, which enable citizens to vote electronically. The Swiss government recently decided on the nationwide introduction of e-voting systems. One target group, which could particularly benefit from the introduction of e-voting systems, are Swiss nationals living abroad. However, the introduction of e-voting systems entails costs, thus an estimation of the willingness of Swiss nationals abroad to make use of the possibility of voting electronically is central to the introduction of e-voting systems. In November 2017, 596 Swiss citizens living abroad completed a questionnaire addressing their experience with and assessment of e-voting systems. Results yield a very high willingness to use e-voting among the respondents. Swiss nationals living abroad seem to perceive e-voting as being very useful and efficient. In addition, the findings show that concerns about data security seem to be of high importance for potential users of e-voting systems.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Institute of Public Management (IVM)
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