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Voter, What Message Will Motivate You to Verify Your Vote?

Olembo, Maina and Renaud, Karen and Bartsch, Steffen and Volkamer, Melanie (2014):
Voter, What Message Will Motivate You to Verify Your Vote?
In: Workshop on Usable Security (USEC), Internet Society, San Diego, ISBN 1-891562-37-1,
DOI: 10.14722/usec.2014.23038,
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Abstract

There is increasing interest in verifiable Internet voting systems that enable voters to verify the integrity of their vote on the voting platform prior to casting it, and any interested party to verify the integrity of the election results. The ease with which a vote can be verified plays a key role. Empowering individual voters to act as interested yet objective verifiers increases the probability of fraud detection. Verifying constitutes additional effort, something humans resist unless the benefits are compelling enough. Thus, what is the best way to provide such motivation? We report on a survey, distributed to 123 respondents, in which we explore the effects of three types of motivating messages on voters’ intention to verify a vote, using a smartphone app. The motivating messages were intended to increase the intention to verify a vote. Our findings have persuaded us that further research on the use of motivating messages in the context of verifiable voting is warranted.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2014
Creators: Olembo, Maina and Renaud, Karen and Bartsch, Steffen and Volkamer, Melanie
Title: Voter, What Message Will Motivate You to Verify Your Vote?
Language: English
Abstract:

There is increasing interest in verifiable Internet voting systems that enable voters to verify the integrity of their vote on the voting platform prior to casting it, and any interested party to verify the integrity of the election results. The ease with which a vote can be verified plays a key role. Empowering individual voters to act as interested yet objective verifiers increases the probability of fraud detection. Verifying constitutes additional effort, something humans resist unless the benefits are compelling enough. Thus, what is the best way to provide such motivation? We report on a survey, distributed to 123 respondents, in which we explore the effects of three types of motivating messages on voters’ intention to verify a vote, using a smartphone app. The motivating messages were intended to increase the intention to verify a vote. Our findings have persuaded us that further research on the use of motivating messages in the context of verifiable voting is warranted.

Title of Book: Workshop on Usable Security (USEC)
Publisher: Internet Society
ISBN: 1-891562-37-1
Uncontrolled Keywords: Security, Usability and Society;Secure Data
Divisions: 20 Department of Computer Science
20 Department of Computer Science > Theoretical Computer Science - Cryptography and Computer Algebra
20 Department of Computer Science > SECUSO - Security, Usability and Society
Profile Areas
Profile Areas > Cybersecurity (CYSEC)
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LOEWE > LOEWE-Zentren
LOEWE > LOEWE-Zentren > CASED – Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt
Event Location: San Diego
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2016 18:35
DOI: 10.14722/usec.2014.23038
Identification Number: TUD-CS-2014-0027
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