Canadian Citizens’ Acceptance of Voting Technologies

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Mesley, Alexandra Irene




Voting technologies are becoming more pervasive around the world in a bid to increase convenience, accessibility, boost voter turnout, minimize human error and reduce time before results are available. While some countries have instituted or completed trials of different methods of electronic voting, Canada has kept use of voting technologies to limited municipal and provincial elections. This study included an online questionnaire and interviews to gain a better understanding of Canadians' perspectives on voting technologies. From the results, we see that security concerns are the major factor driving this reluctance, but, Canadians have a need and a desire for more convenience and accessibility in their voting. While voters are concerned about security, they trust their government to ensure secure voting methods.


Political Science
Computer Science




Carleton University

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Human-Computer Interaction

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