[E-voting] Cost of running the system

Colm MacCarthaigh colm at stdlib.net
Sat Aug 13 09:55:00 IST 2005

On Sat, Aug 13, 2005 at 09:31:51AM +0100, Shane Hogan wrote:
> The key point for me in the cost discussions was recognising the ADDITIONAL
> manpower that is required for the electronic system. Each voting machine
> requires a dedicated 'control operator' who sits at the machine all day,
> receives the ticket/token that the voter receives on registration, and
> enables the machine for each voter. If by chance the voter doesn't hit 'cast
> vote', the control operator has to reset the machine for the next voter.

Also the commission highlighted that for very basic security reasons,
there should be two people in this position, to ensure oversight. So
double that cost.

Colm MacCárthaigh                        Public Key: colm+pgp at stdlib.net

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