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    Towards Improved Adoption of e-Voting – Analysis of the Case of Nigeria

    Adeshina, Steve A. and Ojo, Adegboyega (2014) Towards Improved Adoption of e-Voting – Analysis of the Case of Nigeria. In: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance. ACM Digital Library, pp. 403-412. ISBN 978-1-60558-611-3

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    The adoption of e-voting in different parts of the world has been generally problematic, with only few exceptions. Past studies also suggest that e-voting is embedded in the socio-politically context informing variations in the adoption patterns and nature of challenges faced during implementation. While few survey-based empirical studies have been carried out to better understand factors affecting successful adoption of e-voting, there is general paucity of ethnographic studies and analysis providing detailed insights to e-voting adoption in specific contexts. This study offers such ethnography through in-depth analysis of e-voting adoption in the 2011 Nigerian General Elections. Using a multi-level Innovation Adoption Framework as a theoretical lens, we analyze the observations made by one of the authors as a participant in the adoption and implementation of the e-voting initiative as well as the post-election reports. Results from analysis revealed core factors for the different levels of e-voting adoption constructs - socio-political context, organizations, innovation and individual. Results also identified factors and challenges that may negatively impact e-voting adoption.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: E-Voting Adoption; Voters Registration; Innovation Adoption; Ethnography and e-Voting; 2011 Nigerian General Elections;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Innovation Value Institute, IVI
    Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 15827
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    Depositing User: Adegboyega Ojo
    Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2022 09:54
    Publisher: ACM Digital Library
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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