Dealing with Voters’ Privacy Preferences and Readiness in Electronic Voting

Muharman Lubis, Arif Ridho Lubis


Various countries have been encouraged to adopt electronic voting because it can reduce operational cost and time spent for tabulation process. In the current research, it has been mentioned several problem arised in term of technical aspects, voters’ trust, machine vulnerabilities and privacy right in which experts argued the election system have been compromised. In short term, the certain faction will try to exploit the system weaknesses for their own benefit, while in the long term, it can create public distrust to the government, which decrease the voters turn out, break the participation willingness and downgrade the quality of voting. Thus, the government should deal with previous issues in the election before adopting electronic approach while at the same time align with voters’ expectation to provide better election in serve citizen through comprehensive analysis. This study provide initial step to analyse the readiness of electronic voting from the social perspective in response to how Indonesia view the initiative to adopt new tech in voting system.


Privacy Preferences; Electronic Voting; Readiness; Personal Data

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