[E-voting] Roche rules out scrapping of e-voting machines

Dr J Pelan J.Pelan at gatsby.ucl.ac.uk
Wed Jul 5 14:44:24 IST 2006


Minister for the Environment Dick Roche has said he will not be scrapping 
the controversial electronic voting machines that have already cost Irish 
taxpayers more than .50m.

The machines were due to be introduced for elections in 2002, but this 
plan was abandoned after an independent assessment raised concerns about 
security and secrecy. Yesterday, another independent report said it would 
cost millions more to address deficiencies in the system.

Speaking in Dublin today, Mr Roche said he would not scrapping the 
machines and the cabinet would instead look at best to rectify the 
problems. "To correct it would cost a whole lost less than to scrap the 
machines," he said.

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