Exploring E-Voting in Moscow Region, Russia: A Survey of Voters’ Perception of Trust in Government and Other Factors
Aleksandr Polushin1, Yang Lanrong2, Muhammad Shemyal Nisar3
1Aleksandr Polushin, Department Public Administration, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), No.1037, Luoyu Road, Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China.
2Yang Lanrong, Department Public Administration, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), No.1037, Luoyu Road, Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China.
3Muhammad Shemyal Nisar, Southeast University, Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province, China.
Manuscript received on July 01, 2018. | Revised Version Manuscript Received on 08 July, 2018.| Manuscript published on July 20, 2018. | PP: 1-9 | Volume-2 Issue-5, July 2018. | Retrieval Number: E0074072518
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Abstract: The election turnout of 2016 Parliament elections in Moscow was 35.2 % and the voter turnout of 2017 Municipal elections in Moscow was 14.82%. The important question therefore is, what can the state do to improve election turnout? A method than has been applied in various countries in our age and time is the implementation of electronic voting. This increases election turnout and decreases government expenses for the elections. Which way of voting do the voters find to be better? What factors can motivate people to participate in e-voting and what are their expectations from e-voting systems? This research tries to find answers on these questions. An online quantitative survey with around 300 respondents was conducted in Moscow in the beginning of 2018 year. The study reveals that while all of the studied factors are important for e-voting, but availability and trust in government motivates people to participate in e-voting.
Keywords: Election, E-voting, Intention to Participate in E-v