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Analysis of Issues and Challenges of E-Voting in the UK

  • Dylan Clarke
  • Feng Hao
  • Brian Randell
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7622)

Abstract

Official trials were conducted of a number of e-voting systems in the UK in 2002/3 and 2007 during local government elections, yet none of these test systems were subsequently used in any further elections, and all trials were suspended in 2008. We describe these trials, concentrating on the second more extensive 2007 trial, and how their results were received. Based on these events, we consider the key challenges involved in introducing current e-voting systems into the present system of UK national and local elections, and what general implications this may have for achieving practical take-up of e-voting within the UK.

Keywords

Vote System City Council Local Election Electoral Commission Election Turnout 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dylan Clarke
    • 1
  • Feng Hao
    • 1
  • Brian Randell
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computing ScienceNewcastle UniversityUK

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