Electronic Voting and Perceptions of Election Fraud and Fairness

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This paper contributes to a growing body of research on voting technology and voter confidence, which generally concludes that voters are less confident in technology - particularly in developed democracies. Using a unique survey experiment, this paper demonstrates that far fewer individuals are concerned about election fraud involving electronic voting, compared with other potential forms of election fraud such as registering ineligible voters or voter suppression. Other interesting findings emerge from the data: Older individuals are more concerned about fraud with electronic voting but the effects of age appear to be conditioned on political polarization. This paper advances our understanding of the impact of voting technology on electoral confidence, and raises important substantive and methodological questions about priming.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-31
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Experimental Political Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2016

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  • Survey experiment
  • e-voting
  • election fraud
  • elections
  • electronic voting
  • priming
  • voter confidence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science


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