Is E-voting Systems based on Blockchain Technology Efficient in Nigeria General Elections?

Ikuero, Friday Ehi and Germanos, Vasileios and Brooks, Laurence and Zeng, Wen (2021) Is E-voting Systems based on Blockchain Technology Efficient in Nigeria General Elections? EAI Endorsed Transactions on Security and Safety, 7 (25). e1. ISSN 2032-9393

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Abstract

One of the most common problems of election in Nigeria is inefficient data management. All subsequent elections were blighted by inefficient data management that resulted in violence in the country and distrust among political parties. These flaws prompted the government at different times to modify the nation’s electoral systems ranging from party systems to electoral management body reformation and electronics verification technologies. In this paper, we investigated the opinions of 71 Nigeria citizens about the Nigeria General Elections (NGEs) processes and data management in these processes. We found that the majority of the participants rated the existing voting system in Nigeria to be of low effectiveness and reliability. The majority of the participants believe that an e-voting system based on Blockchain technology has the capability to prevent alterations in the voting processes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Election, data management, security, blockchain technology, voting system
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2021 08:32
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2021 08:32
URI: https://eprints.eudl.eu/id/eprint/4408

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