Re: [E-voting] Dáil questions in January

Aengus Lawlor AengusL at
Tue Feb 10 00:56:44 GMT 2004

From: "Shane Hogan" <shane at>

> But each of the voting machines requires a dedicated
> operator to enable the machine for each voter. This is
> a new role, and cannot be done by the person(s) marking
> the register. Assuming that 10% of the 7,000 voting
> machines are spares, there will be 6,400 machines in
> operation, so 6,400 additional man-days of resource
> will be required to operate the new system.

The polling stations will be open for between 12 and 15 hours. That's 2 "man
days" per machine, I think.

(How are the polls currently staffed? 1 person for the full day, or split


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