[E-voting] eVoting fiasco - is this the beginning of the end?
cansbro at eircom.net
Sun Mar 5 23:07:55 GMT 2006
I heard that, too, Joe, and I interpreted it the same way.
The Ireland on Sunday perspective is more worrying--but I've no idea as
to the accuracy of their information. How on earth could €10 million
make the system "completely secure, tamper free and above reproach"?
Who would determine whether or not these standards were met, and on what
grounds? If true, this would be a set-up for another PPARS situation.
You could throw another €20 million or €30 million or more at the
system, and still not address the problem. (I wonder how they came up
with the figure of €10 million? A nice, big-sounding number? Sounds
like the kind of back-of-the-envelope estimates the NRA did in the past.)
Joe McCarthy wrote:
> eh - did I hear this right?
> Today the Minister for the Environment Dick Roche TD hinted that the
> evoting fiasco might be reaching its final stage.
> His reply to a question on RTE radio was: "I have already actually
> discussed the idea of a central location for storage but maybe events
> might catch up on that."
> What event other than scrapping the lot could he have been referring to?
> The programme can be heard on the RTE This Week programme at
> The full transcript is as follows:
> Gerald Barry:
> One further question which I am sure a lot of people would like me to
> put to you.
> Are the electoral machines [Minister laughs] – the computers - going
> to be moved out of storage now and put on the funeral pyre?
> Minister Dick Roche TD:
> Well, now, ah, two things there.
> First of all this, ah, the Commission on Electronic Voting will
> shortly be bringing in its report.
> I think fundamental decisions are going to have to be made when that
> comes and I don’t know what’s in that report but as soon as I see it I
> I have already actually discussed the idea of a central location for
> storage but maybe events might catch up on that.
> [Interview ends.]
> Joe McCarthy
> Today's Ireland on Sunday has an article suggesting that the CEV
> consultants will recommend that up to EUR 10m be spent to make it
> "completely secure, tamper free and above reproach".
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