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dc.contributor.authorYuzdepski, Davis
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-28T12:07:30Z
dc.date.available2019-08-28T12:07:30Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/76324
dc.description.abstractThe Internet is changing democracy in many important ways. Though governments have proven willing to leverage technology for service delivery in many instances, perhaps the most important democratic act – the casting of ballots during an election – has remained largely unchanged since the mid 19th-century. Trivial to most regular voters, the requirement to cast a paper ballot at a brick-and-mortar polling location may not only disenfranchise those who face barriers of physical access, but also, is demonstrated to introduce a variety of perceived costs to irregular, inexperienced, first- time-eligible, and youth electors, which may be limiting overall participation. This paper tests claims of Internet voting proponents, including those of increased turnout, and greater voting-habit formation. It weighs these against the noted risks, particularly to security and trust. A synthesis of a variety of literatures demonstrates that there are reasonable grounds for optimism with regards to the implementation of Internet voting.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectInternet votingen_US
dc.subjectElectionsen_US
dc.subjectDemocracyen_US
dc.subjectOnline ballotingen_US
dc.subjectVoter Turnouten_US
dc.subjectElection Securityen_US
dc.subjectVoter Behaviouren_US
dc.titleA VIRTUAL INEVITABILITY?: RECONCEPTUALISING THE INTERNET VOTING DEBATE WITH EVIDENCE FROM CANADA AND ABROADen_US
dc.date.defence2019-08-13
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Political Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerKristin Gooden_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorKatherine Fierlbecken_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerLouise Carberten_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorLori Turnbullen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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