[E-voting] Today's Irish Times

Casey, Dermot (GE Cons Fin) Dermot.Casey at ge.com
Fri Jul 7 14:45:12 IST 2006


Is there an accurate figure for voting booths in the state  ?

>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: e-voting-bounces at lists.stdlib.net 
>>[mailto:e-voting-bounces at lists.stdlib.net] On Behalf Of 
>>Margaret McGaley
>>Sent: 07 July 2006 12:30
>>To: e-voting at lists.stdlib.net
>>Subject: Re: [E-voting] Today's Irish Times
>>
>>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,
>>>
>>>Margaret, can you elaborate on the necessity to purchase even more 
>>>machines. This is something I wasn't aware of.
>>>
>>>Thanks,
>>>
>>>Stan:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>  
>>>
>>>>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."
>>>>
>>>>Margaret
>>>>
>>>>    
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>  
>>>
>>
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