[E-voting] Scotland looks at E-voting

Aengus Lawlor aengusl at eircom.net
Fri Mar 19 19:27:29 GMT 2004


Colm MacCarthaigh colm at stdlib.net wrote:
> ... but decided that you need paper votes:
>
> http://news.scotsman.com/politics.cfm?id=318342004
>
> Intresting statement:
>
> "The committee said technology was not yet far enough advanced to
> replace ballot papers with a secure system of electronic votes"

Hmm. The last paragraph suggests that someone said "Ireland is doing it,
so should we". What do you bet that Cullen will turn that around and say
"Scotland is using us as a model, we need to forge ahead"?

> "The committee said technology was not yet far enough advanced
>  to replace ballot papers with a secure system of electronic
>  voting, but it recommended electronic counting - where bundles
>  of ballot papers are fed into a post office-style sorting
>  machine. Similar systems are used in the Republic of Ireland
>  and for the London mayoral elections."

Aengus





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