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Research Article

A Contemporary Approach to Designing and Implementing Electronic Voting Systems (EVS)

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eetsc.3896,
        author={Adams Addison Kobla Azameti and Samuel Chris Quist and Godfred Koi-Akrofi and Benedict C. Nwachuku},
        title={A Contemporary Approach to Designing and Implementing Electronic Voting Systems (EVS)},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Smart Cities},
        volume={7},
        number={3},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={SC},
        year={2024},
        month={3},
        keywords={Smart Cities, Software Engineering, E-voting System, Intelligent Agent, Multi-Agent Systems},
        doi={10.4108/eetsc.3896}
    }
    
  • Adams Addison Kobla Azameti
    Samuel Chris Quist
    Godfred Koi-Akrofi
    Benedict C. Nwachuku
    Year: 2024
    A Contemporary Approach to Designing and Implementing Electronic Voting Systems (EVS)
    SC
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eetsc.3896
Adams Addison Kobla Azameti1,*, Samuel Chris Quist1, Godfred Koi-Akrofi1, Benedict C. Nwachuku2
  • 1: University of Professional Studies
  • 2: Academic City College University
*Contact email: adams.azameti@upsamail.edu.gh

Abstract

This study delves into the potential of Electronic Voting Systems (EVS) in Ghana, to enhance transparent and trustworthy electoral processes. We presented a comprehensive framework highlighting trust, diaspora engagement, and human factors in voting. The study proposes a robust EVS framework for Ghana, emphasizing trust and accountability, preventing electoral fraud, and encouraging African governments to invest in IT and collaborate with experts in e-government and e-voting systems. We commence with a detailed systems analysis, identifying specific electoral challenges in Ghana. An artifact is designed and developed, and the artifact's effectiveness is demonstrated through Design Science Research Methodology (DSRM). We evaluated its alignment with the desired solution for Ghana's electoral issues. We emphasize the potential of EVS to address electoral challenges in Ghana and underscore the importance of proactive government policies, IT investments, and collaboration with IT experts. User acceptance testing achieved a remarkable 98% approval rate, showcasing the feasibility of implementing EVS at the national level. This research underlines the pivotal role of EVS in Ghana and advocates for visionary government policies and investments in IT. These measures can modernize electoral systems, align them with international standards, and promote democratic progress while preventing electoral fraud in Ghana and other African nations to avoid condemnation and punishment of unconstitutional transfers of power that are being challenged by meticulously planned takeovers.