Experimental technology-enhanced voting system in Nigeria: a stumbling block or stepping stone? / Sistema de votação experimental com tecnologia avançada na Nigéria: uma pedra de tropeço ou trampolim?

Mike Omilusi


During the 2015 general elections, Nigeria sought a technology solution that could guarantee the concept of ‘one citizen, one vote’ mandate and establish reliable and accurate voting system. The experiment has been subjected to different analyses among political observers in the country. This essay is one of such attempts but with a distinct task of ascertaining whether the ‘e-voting’ experiment was really a stepping stone or a stumbling block for electoral democracy in the country. This theoretical diagnosis is done by weighting its weaknesses and strengths and the need for improvement.


e-Voting, Experiment, Technology, Democracy, Election

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