The Ideal Voting Interface: Classifying Usability

Mac Namara, Damien and Gibson, John Paul and Oakley, Ken (2014) The Ideal Voting Interface: Classifying Usability. Journal of eDemocracy and Open Government, 6 (2). ISSN 2075-9517

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This work presents a feature-oriented taxonomy for commercial electronic voting machines, which focuses on usability aspects. Based on this analysis, we propose a ‘Just-Like-Paper’ (JLP) classification method which identifies five broad categories of eVoting interface. We extend the classification to investigate its application as an indicator of voting efficiency and identify a universal ten-step process encompassing all possible voting steps spanning the twenty-six machines studied. Our analysis concludes that multi-functional and progressive interfaces are likely to be more efficient versus multi-modal voter-activated machines.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: eVoting; Classification; Usability
Subjects: Social Sciences > Sociology
Computer Science > Computer Software
Research Centres: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Damien MacNamara
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2014 11:11
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2014 11:11
License: Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0

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