[E-voting] press release

Casey, Dermot (GE Consumer Finance) Dermot.Casey at ge.com
Tue Mar 16 11:35:29 GMT 2004

Is is possible to get a copy of the ministers schedule (under of Freedom of Information) or to pick up on "events" he appears at to get a list of what he considers more important than meeting with the ICTE?



>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: e-voting-bounces at lists.stdlib.net
>>[mailto:e-voting-bounces at lists.stdlib.net]On Behalf Of 
>>Margaret McGaley
>>Sent: 16 March 2004 11:30
>>To: e-voting at lists.stdlib.net
>>Subject: [E-voting] press release
>>Minister Cullen has sent (through his private secretary) a 
>>refusal to meet
>>with me. I'm working on a press release for it, but I have to 
>>go AFK for an
>>Here's the first draft. As always, comments please:
>>Minister Cullen has refused to meet with representatives of 
>>Irish Citizens for
>>Trustworthy Evoting (ICTE), citing a heavy schedule. This 
>>comes in the wake of
>>a recent poll which showed the majority of Irish voters want 
>>the introduction
>>of electronic voting postponed until the system is modified 
>>to include a paper
>>"I'm disappointed that the Minister has refused to meet with 
>>me. He's a busy
>>man, but this is such an important issue. It would be very 
>>serious indeed if
>>such a fundamental change to our electoral system was brought 
>>in against the
>>will of the people", said Margaret McGaley, spokesperson for ICTE.
>>In December of 2003, Mr Niall Callan, the Secretary General 
>>of the Department
>>of the Environment, committed to "continue dialogue" with 
>>those interested in
>>gaining a assurances about the system. In fact, no such 
>>dialogue has been
>>entered into. 
>>ICTE are currently preparing a submission for the Commission 
>>on Electronic
>>Margaret McGaley
>>Margaret.McGaley at redbrick.dcu.ie
>>E-voting mailing list
>>E-voting at lists.stdlib.net

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