[E-voting] democracy commission - relevant sections
colm at stdlib.net
Wed Oct 26 15:08:41 IST 2005
On Wed, Oct 26, 2005 at 03:00:44PM +0100, Catherine Ansbro wrote:
> The trouble is that the MEDIA is highlighting this. They have pulled
> out 2 issues to focus on: 1) recommendation that political parties
> offer a gender-balanced slate of candidates 2) recommendation that
> electronic voting be used for all Irish elections (they didn't
> mention the VVAT; the reporters probably just skimmed the executive
> Naturally the media wants to create controversy to drive up
> If we don't counter it in some way it leaves the recommendation
Absolutely, and I'm sure it will be added right away to the spiel the
Minister for the Environment gives in future.
O.k., we'll need to put ut a statement today if its to have any effect,
can you draft?
It doesn't need to be very long, but random ideas to say:
* They are well-intentioned but ill-informed
* That we share their aim that the true benefits to electronic voting
be seen nationally.
* But that VVAT is absolutely critical
* That remote voting solutions; via TV, SMS and what-not are
simply not compatible with a safe democracy
* That it is irresponsible to treat the issue in this manner.
* That we 100% support their recommendation that there be an
Independent Electoral Commission.
Colm MacCárthaigh Public Key: colm+pgp at stdlib.net
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