[E-voting] Today's Irish Times
michael at hexmedia.com
Thu Jul 13 13:47:09 IST 2006
Joe McCarthy wrote:
> The Minister's proposal of a "peer review group (drawn from
> international electoral reform bodies and the IT industry) to
> supervise any software redesign work" is just a stop-gap exercise to
> postpone matters until after the next election. This will be another
> non-statutory expensive delaying mechanism.
In fairness though, if you just read the executive summary of the
might reasonably get the impression that the only significant piece of
work is the
reimplementation of the election management software. Only when you read
do you see that both hardware and software changes are required for the
voting machines as well.
For example, the usability issues identified in part3 could be extremely
costly to fix. There isn't
any suggestion provided either as to how they might be fixed.
Even if we don't accept the CEV's analysis, it is worth pointing out
that the government
has misunderstood the report.
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