|dc.description.abstract||Developing countries have established promising e-voting initiatives with the objective of
enhancing the democracy for their citizens. However, governments tend to design and
launch systems based on their understanding of what citizens need, surprisingly, without
actually measuring the extent of readiness and what increases citizens' willingness to
adopt the services. It is important that Governments must first understand variables that
influence citizens' adoption of e-voting in order to take them into account when
implementing e-voting systems.
This project addresses critical factors that influence adoption of e-voting with objective
of developing a framework. The framework synthesizes, refines, and extends current
approaches to understand adoption factors. The study started with a background research
to identify factors that influence the adoption of innovation and e-voting.
A survey was thereafter carried out in eight constituencies in Nairobi County which had
questions on voter readiness for e-voting. The study was conducted by surveying 203
voters from eight constituencies in Nairobi County. The project aimed at exploring the
correlation between e-voter readiness and the diffusion rate of e-voting in Nairobi
County. E-voting Readiness is achieved by determining the stage of readiness and
comparing to the UN 2008 indices for developing countries. The findings indicated that
there is a positive correlation between e-voting readiness and its diffusion.
The research is of more importance at this stage as Kenya is approaching election cycle
period. Government and electoral stakeholders will comprehend voter readiness and
diffusion of e-voting in Nairobi County in order to implement effective, acceptable and
secure electoral process.||en