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Research Article

Is E-voting Systems based on Blockchain Technology Efficient in Nigeria General Elections?

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.10-3-2021.168964,
        author={Friday Ehi Ikuero and Vasileios Germanos and Laurence Brooks and Wen Zeng},
        title={Is E-voting Systems based on Blockchain Technology Efficient in Nigeria General Elections?},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Security and Safety: Online First},
        volume={},
        number={},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={SESA},
        year={2021},
        month={3},
        keywords={Election, data management, security, blockchain technology, voting system},
        doi={10.4108/eai.10-3-2021.168964}
    }
    
  • Friday Ehi Ikuero
    Vasileios Germanos
    Laurence Brooks
    Wen Zeng
    Year: 2021
    Is E-voting Systems based on Blockchain Technology Efficient in Nigeria General Elections?
    SESA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.10-3-2021.168964
Friday Ehi Ikuero1, Vasileios Germanos1, Laurence Brooks1, Wen Zeng1,*
  • 1: School of Computer Science and Informatics, De Montfort University, Leicester LE1 9BH U.K.
*Contact email: wen.zeng.wz@gmail.com

Abstract

One of the most common problems of election in Nigeria is inefficient data management. All subsequent elections were blighted by inefficient data management that resulted in violence in the country and distrust among political parties. These flaws prompted the government at different times to modify the nation’s electoral systems ranging from party systems to electoral management body reformation and electronics verification technologies. In this paper, we investigated the opinions of 71 Nigeria citizens about the Nigeria General Elections (NGEs) processes and data management in these processes. We found that the majority of the participants rated the existing voting system in Nigeria to be of low effectiveness and reliability. The majority of the participants believe that an e-voting system based on Blockchain technology has the capability to prevent alterations in the voting processes.