[E-voting] press release draft 2

Shane Hogan shane at askaboutmoney.com
Mon Feb 2 20:30:07 GMT 2004

I don't think we need to 'run scared' of the costs issue. In fact, our
recommendation (AFAIK) is not necessarily to implement eVoting with VVAT -
our recommendation is to implement eVoting with VVAT where it makes good
sense. To me, the costs of the current system at 36m (without VVAT) to
implement a system which will require MORE resources to run than the old
manual system just doesn't make sense. 

Scrapping the system is a valid option also.

Regards  - Shane

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Fergal Daly [mailto:fergal at esatclear.ie]
> Sent: 01 February 2004 17:49
> To: Aengus; E-voting at lists.stdlib.net
> Subject: Re: [E-voting] press release draft 2
> On Sunday 01 February 2004 14:45, Aengus wrote:
> > Is it worth mentioning the cost of this campaign? I've heard figures
> > between ?4 million and ?6 million. Does anyone have a definitive figure?
> I thought about it but someone pointed out that we don't want to argue
> costs
> as we are telling them they need to buy printers on top of what they've
> spent
> already.
> One could argue that for instance lotto-slip system would have been VVAT
> and
> hugely cheaper but I think it's too late,
> F

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