[E-voting] [email@example.com: E-VOTING BILL IS
colm at stdlib.net
Thu Mar 25 12:54:07 GMT 2004
On Thu, Mar 25, 2004 at 12:35:34PM +0000, Margaret McGaley wrote:
> The Bill gives general discretionary power to the Minister for the
> Environment to make regulations dealing with crucial matters, which
> should properly be set out in primary legislation.
> The most fundamental power is the power to determine by
> regulations whether e-voting would be used and if so to what
> extent. The Bill continues to leave this entirely in the hands of
> the Minister without any adequate parliamentary control ? see
> section 5(3). The only test is where "the public interest so
> requires" which is totally meaningless, as it is left to the
> Minister's own discretion.
Sounds more like the bill enables unconsititutional acts than is
unconstitutional itself. Ah well, makes for a High Court showdown
in the run-up to an election :/
Anyone got a copy of the proposed act?
Colm MacCárthaigh Public Key: colm+pgp at stdlib.net
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