[E-voting] eVoting fiasco - is this the beginning of the end?
michael at hexmedia.com
Mon Mar 6 16:30:28 GMT 2006
Catherine Ansbro wrote:
> 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.)
It could be that Nedap/Powervote are quoting that figure for adding VVAT
plus whatever other software changes are needed to implement a paper trail.
But, I suspect the Minister's staff would be opposed to it, and hence
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