[E-voting] Re: Legal/Constitutional Opinions on eVoting (was: Electronic Voting in the Dáil Yesterday)

Keith Martin keith at keith.gs
Wed Dec 7 12:35:51 GMT 2005

Unfortunately the Ceann Comhairle has disallowed the question.  He says
Ministers aren't responsible for legal advice sought or given and therefore
can't be asked questions about it (including whether they sought or were given
legal advice, apparently).

I'm looking at some other ways of asking the same question.


Quoting Keith Martin <keith at keith.gs>:

> I've just had the following question submitted:
> ************************
> To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Mr
> Roche:
> Has a legal opinion been sought in relation to the conduct of elections or
> referendums where an electronic voting system is used; where such opinion
> might
> be viewed; and if he will make a statement on the matter?
> Ruairi Quinn TD (Labour Party)
> For written reply
> Submitted 1st December 2005
> ************************
> The wording might seem a bit wierd, but there's a particular way to ask
> parliamentary questions in order to get answers!  
> I unfortunately missed this morning's deadline, but it'll get answered on
> Tuesday 13th December.
> I'm also told that in one of Labour's submissions to the CEV, it was argued
> that
> eVoting was unconstitutional.  It wasn't in the main "Labour Party" one, but
> was
> in one of the ones submitted by Labour Party representatives or members - I
> just
> can't remember which!

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