Sayed Jalal Naser
Thursday September 3rd
Since it was declared as Kingdom in 2002, where municipal elections and parliamentary elections were held in the same year, Bahrain has taken a strategic decision to the application of ICT in boosting the democratic operations. Bahrain has partially applied e-Voting in 2002 parliamentary election, and has prepared for its full application in 2006 election. However a sudden decision was taken to put 2006 e-Voting programme on hold till 2010.
Within the above framework, studying the barriers and exploring the challenges facing applying e-Voting in Bahrain represent the area of the research described by this presentation. The research aimed in particularly at investigating what determines Bahrainis voters’ evaluation of the trustworthiness of an e-Voting solution.
The study follows a mixed research strategy for building and expanding the theory. The first stage which would be a qualitative one includes interviewing Members of the Parliament MPs as will as Bahraini’s election officials. This stage would be followed by a quantitative stage during which participants from the general public would be surveyed about their views regarding Trust on e-Voting.