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INVESTIGATING THE FEASIBILITY OF IMPLEMENTING E-VOTING SYSTEM IN GHANA


Volume 10, Issue 1, October 2014, Pages 218–231

 INVESTIGATING THE FEASIBILITY OF IMPLEMENTING E-VOTING SYSTEM IN GHANA

Samuel Agbesi, Fati Tahiru, and Alexander Osei-Owusu

Original language: English

Received 19 August 2014

Copyright © 2014 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


E-Voting has been attracting a lot of interest in the country and has been a subject for discussion in various media during the past years after elections. The current method of voting during general elections in Ghana is through paper base voting which comes with a lot of problems ranging from delay in voting resulting in long queues, double voting, result manipulations, spoilt votes due to wrong thumb-printing and delay in declaring results. To study seeks to investigate the feasibility of e-voting implementation in Ghana. The findings of this research will likely generate greater awareness about the e-voting system in Ghana and also provide useful knowledge to stakeholders about the benefit of e-voting system and also provide useful knowledge in policy formulation concerning Ghana elections. The study adopted mainly exploratory and descriptive analysis as well as a combination of qualitative and quantitative data collection approaches. Purposive and simple random techniques were used in selection and administering of questionnaires to employees of Electoral Commission and the voting population from selected regions in Ghana. The result of the findings shows that for e-voting system implementation to be successful, Government must show strong commitment to provide support by securing donor fund to improve on the existing infrastructure and provide the needed resources to support the successful implementation. The study also shows that Government need to improve infrastructure in most part of the country and Electoral Commission should also embark on educating the people on e-voting and creating awareness. It was recommended that e-voting for now should be implemented on pilot basis and run alongside paper voting until infrastructure is available nationwide.

Author Keywords: E-Voting, DRE, I-Voting, EC, GEVS.


How to Cite this Article


Samuel Agbesi, Fati Tahiru, and Alexander Osei-Owusu, “INVESTIGATING THE FEASIBILITY OF IMPLEMENTING E-VOTING SYSTEM IN GHANA,” International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Research, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 218–231, October 2014.