[E-voting] democracy commission supports e-voting at all Irish election

Catherine Ansbro cansbro at eircom.net
Wed Oct 26 13:39:36 IST 2005

I just rang tasc (01 6169050) and spoke to Grainne Murphy (I may not 
have the last name correct).  I told her of my disbelief and concern 
that such a recommendation could be made.  I said implementing such a 
recommendation could in one step wipe out ALL democracy in Ireland.  I 
said I sincerely hoped this decision was made based on naive ignorance 
of the technical issues, but it made me question what agenda was 
motivating tasc and democratic dialogue.

Grainne said  the decisions were made by the Commissioners.  She said 
she'd pass on my concerns to the Coordinator of the Democracy 
Commission, Clauda Harris, and ask her to contact me.

I told Grainne that it was likely that this recommendation could undo 
(and override) all the excellent work the Commission had done, and could 
lead to the discussion on the Report's findings being hijacked by this 


Colm MacCarthaigh wrote:

>On Wed, Oct 26, 2005 at 01:24:23PM +0100, Catherine Ansbro wrote:
>>RTE Radio 1 news at 12pm and I assume also 1pm news.
>I've rang them there, the report itself is available in Easons and
>Waterstones. Can someone buy a copy and tell us what it says? 
>I'll give you the 15 Euro :-)

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