[E-voting] Irish times articles on CEV report timing, storage costs

Fergal Daly fergal at esatclear.ie
Sun Jun 18 00:33:18 IST 2006


On 17/06/06, Colm MacCarthaigh <colm at stdlib.net> wrote:
> He said that the e-voting machines only had a lifespan of 20 years and
> that they would be in their 10th year by the time the election after
> next came around.

...

> The longest lease relates to Monaghan, where the returning officer
> signed a 25-year lease at an annual rent of Û25,828 on premises where
> 288 machines are stored.
>
> The owner of the storage facility is a nephew of the returning officer.
> The returning officer has no beneficial interest in the building.

Signing a 25 year lease to store machines with a 20 year lifespan
seems like uttter incompetence. Add a bit of nepotism and it starts to
seem suspiciously competent again,

F



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