Assessing voters' attitudes towards electronic voting in Latin America: Evidence from Colombia's 2007 e-voting pilot

Working Paper No.: 
92
Date Published: 
10/01/2009
Author(s): 
Hugo E. Martinez
Universidad Industrial de Santander
R. Michael Alvarez

Abstract. Electronic voting could increase citizens' electoral participation and trust in countries characterized by fragile democratic institutions and public discredit of the political system such as those in Latin America. This paper examines attitudes towards e-voting among participants in a large scale pilot project conducted in Colombia in 2007,
focusing on the perceived reliability and usability of di

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