Trust in e-Government Technologies: Revisiting the Dutch E-Voting Machines failure case (2006-07)

The subject of this research study - the electronic voting machine crisis in the Netherlands (2006-2007) - was a turning point in the perception of the security of elections conducted through technology; has attracted the attention of scientists analyzing trust in technology. The current interest in creating more efficient and convenient electoral laws and the recent deployments of technology in elections around the world have once again highlighted the issue of adequately integrating technology to achieve credible elections. In the context of recent events, a re-examination of the Dutch case, as well as interviews with those who played a significant role in it, may shed new light on the matter. The aim of these activities is to analyze the factors determining the processes of building and destroying trust in election technology and their functioning, including the relational aspects of this analysis.

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