[E-voting] Today's Irish Times

Margaret McGaley mmcgaley at cs.nuim.ie
Fri Jul 7 12:29:59 IST 2006


The dept. purchased one machine per ballot box, approximately. In fact, 
the machines are more analagous to voting *booths* of which there are at 
least twice as many. Queuing for a ballot box would be a brief wait, 
queuing for a voting booth would not. In the pilots that were run all 
the "spare" machines were used, and the returning officer expressed 
gratitude that they were available, as otherwise there would have been 
long queues.

Margaret



Stan Nangle wrote:

>Hi all,
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>Margaret, can you elaborate on the necessity to purchase even more machines. This is 
>something I wasn't aware of.
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>Thanks,
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>Stan:
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>>When you add the cost of the changes to each 
>>individual machine, the purchasing of 7,000 more machines (because the 
>>department did not buy enough in the first place), and the cost of 
>>replacing the brains of the system -- the election management software 
>>-- it's hard to justify continuing with this system."
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>>Margaret
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