Title: Applying efficient crowdsourcing techniques for increasing quality and transparency of election processes

Authors: Blerim Rexha; Ilir Murturi

Addresses: Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Prishtina, Bregu i Diellit p.n., 10000 – Prishtina, Kosovo ' Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Prishtina, Bregu i Diellit p.n., 10000 – Prishtina, Kosovo

Abstract: Recently crowdsourcing is being established as the new platform for capturing ideas from multiple users, i.e., the crowd. Many companies have already shifted their approach towards utilising the power of the crowd. Transparency and quality of election process is the main factor for acknowledging the general election results. Voters, crowd feedback can be utilised to maintain a desired election process transparency and quality. This paper presents an efficient solution using crowdsourcing techniques for increasing transparency and the quality of election processes through a simple feedback web form in polling stations. These polling stations are securely connected to central election commission monitoring room, where the overall transparency and quality in national scale can be monitored. The survey conducted with more than 600 respondents shows that this approach will be acceptable from citizens and will increase the overall transparency, quality, and acceptance of election results.

Keywords: crowdsourcing; crowd voting; privacy; security.

DOI: 10.1504/EG.2019.096575

Electronic Government, an International Journal, 2019 Vol.15 No.1, pp.107 - 128

Available online: 09 Oct 2018 *

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