Designing an E-Voting Framework Using Blockchain Technology: A Case Study of Oman

Raya AlAbri, Abdul Khalique Shaikh*, Saqib Ali, Ali Hamad Al-Badi

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Blockchain technology provides a stable spot in electronic voting systems by providing a transparent platform for an election that prevents the failures faced by the traditional electronic voting systems and makes it a more accurate and secure platform for voting. However, little attention has been paid to the possible impacts of new technological disruptions on politics and the electoral systems. The main goal of this paper is to design a framework for electronic voting systems using blockchain technology. To achieve this goal, the paper outlines these three objectives: (1) to explore and identify the challenges in existing voting systems, (2) to identify the methods that could enhance the security and privacy of the electoral voting systems using blockchain technology, and (3) to design a framework for electronic voting systems that use blockchain technology in order to address the flaws in current voting systems. A mixed approach is applied in this study to explore the opportunities and challenges of the blockchain voting system and design the framework accordingly.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Electronic Government Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Blockchain Technology
  • Democracy
  • E-Voting System
  • Hyperledger
  • Oman
  • SWOT Analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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