[E-voting] Need for a Statute of Frauds for Voting

Catherine Ansbro cansbro at eircom.net
Tue Jul 11 17:57:43 IST 2006


The need itself is not new.  It is a way of defining the problem that 
legal folks will readily understand.  The procedure of thinking 
backwards from an hypothetical election challenge is useful.

Catherine

Dr J Pelan wrote:

>On Tue, 11 Jul 2006, Catherine Ansbro wrote:
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>>Excellent idea identifying the need for a "Statute of Frauds for Voting" 
>>such as what already exists in UK law "Satute of Frauds and Perjuries".  
>>Have a read and see what you think.  It makes sense to me.  I'm not sure 
>>where our Irish law stands on such issues, but the argument seems 
>>compelling.
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>It is simply the VVAT argument framed in terms of commercial contract 
>legalese. The suggestion is that laywers or judges may more readily 
>understand the VVAT requirement if it is couched in familiar terminology. 
>The VVAT people have always called for this in one way or another so it 
>cannot really be described as a newly identified need.
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>John P.
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