[E-voting] press release

Catherine Ansbro cansbro at eircom.net
Tue Mar 16 12:46:11 GMT 2004


replace "but this is such an important issue."
with "but this issue is of critical importance to Irish democracy and it 
should be at the top of the Minister's list of priorities."

Catherine

At 11:29 16/03/2004 +0000, Margaret McGaley wrote:

>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
>hour.
>
>Here's the first draft. As always, comments please:
>
>***
>[MINISTER CULLEN REFUSES TO MEET CONCERNED CITIZENS RE EVOTING]
>
>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
>trail.
>
>"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
>Voting.
>***
>
>Margaret
>
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>Margaret McGaley
>Margaret.McGaley at redbrick.dcu.ie
>http://evoting.cs.may.ie
>
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