Social Experiments with Electronic Voting Technology: A Discussion of the Social and Political Issues (in Korean)
Peter Van den Besselaar
Rathenau Institute - Science System Assessment Department; VU University Amsterdam - Faculty of Social Sciences
University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute
E-VOTING AND ELECTRONIC DEMOCRACY: PRESENT AND THE FUTURE, pp. 55-69, Seoul, ICAT Conference 2005
Most e-voting systems and e-voting R&D projects focus on the technological aspects, and the chosen technical solutions seem rather similar. In this paper we emphasize different aspects of e-voting technologies. Firstly, as is well known but hardly practiced, the organizational context of implementation and use of ICT-based systems is essential to success and failure. Therefore, we included in our e-voting project a phase of studying users’ opinions and needs, and a set of extensive field experiments to study e-voting and e-polling technology in its organizational, political and practical context. Secondly, we consider e-voting technology as potential useful for all kinds of settings, and not only for political voting. This is reflected in the field experiments, which include two municipalities, but also a trade union, and two community networks. In this paper we will briefly describe the field experiments with the e-voting system, as well as the methodology used to study the experiments. (The English version of this paper is available on request).
Number of Pages in PDF File: 15
Keywords: electronic voting, user participation, field experiments
Date posted: August 9, 2009
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