[E-voting] The IES election management system

Stan Nangle stan at voyager.ie
Wed Jul 5 13:49:07 IST 2006

Is it reasonable to speculate that some of these errors may have affected the outcome of 
the trials held for the 2002 General Election?

I'm thinking particularly of how Nora Owen's vote was not what most people anticipated.


On Wed, 5 Jul 2006 12:24:42 +0100, Adrian Colley wrote
> The CEV2 sections on the software in the voting machine and on the
> software in the count PC both have long lists of defects.  To people
> without much programming experience, it might appear that they're both
> criticised equally.  In fact, the voting-machine software gets a
> generally clean bill of health; the only criticisms of the code are
> focused on the style and process of creating the code.

> An actual case of the IES PC displaying one thing on the screen and
> doing another thing internally.  I think this should be talked up,
> because it's a central problem with the DRE approach.
>  --Adrian.

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