How do the swiss perceive electronic voting? social insights from an exploratory qualitative research

Emmanuel Fragnière, Sandra Grèzes, Randolf Ramseyer

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Abstract

Electronic voting is enjoying growing interest within the scientific community. However, the focus is on systems (algorithms, mathematical cryptographic models, user experience, reliability, traceability, security, etc.). Consequently, the purpose of this exploratory research on e-voting is not to address aspects that have already been well-studied by scientists, but rather to understand, through a qualitative research, bottlenecks and sociological obstacles. This understanding will help to explain the reasons that might prevent its adoption by Swiss citizens and also the dissemination of e-voting in the digital age. Based on 25 semi-directed interviews (in German, French and Italian) that we have analyzed, we are able to provide new insights that are more sociological than technological. These insights are essentially related to the social acceptance of e-voting. We observe in particular that the vote in Switzerland has an almost sacred dimension and that the trust that surrounds the voting “ritual” is of supreme importance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectronic Voting - 4th International Joint Conference, E-Vote-ID 2019, Proceedings
EditorsRobert Krimmer, Melanie Volkamer, Bernhard Beckert, Veronique Cortier, Ralf Küsters, Uwe Serdült, David Duenas-Cid
PublisherSpringer US
Pages100-115
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9783030306243
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
Event4th International Joint Conference on Electronic Voting, E-Vote-ID 2019 - Bregenz, Austria
Duration: 1 Oct 20194 Oct 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11759 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference4th International Joint Conference on Electronic Voting, E-Vote-ID 2019
CountryAustria
CityBregenz
Period1/10/194/10/19

Keywords

  • Democratic values
  • E-Voting operations
  • Field studies
  • Perception
  • Self-Determination
  • Social acceptance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

Cite this

Fragnière, E., Grèzes, S., & Ramseyer, R. (2019). How do the swiss perceive electronic voting? social insights from an exploratory qualitative research. In R. Krimmer, M. Volkamer, B. Beckert, V. Cortier, R. Küsters, U. Serdült, & D. Duenas-Cid (Eds.), Electronic Voting - 4th International Joint Conference, E-Vote-ID 2019, Proceedings (pp. 100-115). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 11759 LNCS). Springer US. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-30625-0_7