Mobile voting is a public awareness campaign forming part of doctoral research currently being undertaken through the University of New England to identify and address the issues with implementing a successful mobile Internet e-Voting platform for Australian elections.
Mobile Internet e-Voting refers to the ability to cast a ballot via a connected device at any time from anywhere (provided a sustainable Internet connection is available), this is also referred to as "mobile casting".
For mobile voting to achieve success in Australia, any proposed solution needs to accomplish two primary challenges:
- provide the ability to conduct of free, fair and credible elections, and
- provide benefits over and above the current paper based election system.
This research will be used to provide an important assessment on the readiness of mobile Internet e-Voting for use in Australian elections. The aims and objectives of this research will encompass the following:
- Provide a basis on what Internet e-Voting is, more specifically what is mobile Internet e-Voting;
- Analyse past and current trails and implementations of Internet e-Voting around the world;
- Define what is required to implement Internet e-Voting and what cryptographic primitives are implement to address identified challenges for mobile voting;
- What we believe through research of scholarly documents is required to develop trust with Internet e-Voting;
- Conduct a vulnerability analysis on mobile Internet e-Voting in Australia;
- In particular to conduct a survey on what are the impediments believed to be holding survey groups from utilising mobile Internet e-Voting technology.
- Analyse the findings and recommend solutions a possible solution to alleviate the found concerns;
- Utilise the research to give a perceived perspective on readiness of mobile Internet e-Voting for use in Australian elections.
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