Journal of Social and Political

Sciences

ISSN 2615-3718 (Online)

ISSN 2621-5675 (Print)

Published: 05 August 2019

Designing E-Voting As An ‘Apparatus’ For Combating Election Rigging: A Nigerian Model

John Sunday Ojo, Godwin Ihemeje

University of Leeds, Albany State University

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10.31014/aior.1991.02.03.100

Pages: 582-601

Keywords: Election, E-voting, Election Rigging, Model, Nigeria

Abstract

This is a proposed Nigerian model of e-voting. The lessons learnt and huge successes recorded from countries that have practiced e-voting system such as Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Estonia, France Germany, India, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States of America beaconed hope for adopting E-voting system as capable of proffering solution to electoral rigging in emerging Nigerian democracy. This paper concludes that while electronic voting is not a magic wand, it is the surest way yet for Nigeria to join the league of countries that have wiped out electoral fraud, which is the worst form of corruption. Concurrently, it is also the best way to hand over for the incoming regimes.

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