Towards Identifying Social Factors behind (In)Efficiency of Voting Security Measures

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https://doi.org/10.29379/jedem.v14i1.673

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Voting, security, social factors

Abstract

Abstract: In this paper, we take a look at some standard requirements set to voting, and measures to achieve them. We argue that while the measures themselves are typically technical or organizational, their (in)efficiency is often determined by social factors. As the requirements set to voting are contradictory, every society will have to make trade-offs between them. Our analysis shows that one reason why some potential vulnerabilities are perceived as acceptable residual risks in some societies may be that, there simply is no tradition of abusing these vulnerabilities in this particular society. We identify a number of societal parameters, categorize them and study their effect on the (perceived) security of the respective measures.

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Published

2022-07-19

How to Cite

Willemson, J. (2022). Towards Identifying Social Factors behind (In)Efficiency of Voting Security Measures. JeDEM - EJournal of EDemocracy and Open Government, 14(1), 72-85. https://doi.org/10.29379/jedem.v14i1.673

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Research Papers