[E-voting] The CEV & the Department

Keith Martin keith at keith.gs
Wed May 31 09:43:04 IST 2006


Hi all,

I put in a question last week to Minister Roche about the cooperation  
between his Dept and the CEV.  See below for the reply.  It's  
interesting that he avoids the question of whether there have been any  
requests from the CEV that he hasn't fulfilled.

Regards

KEITH


Question No.	622 of 30th May 2006

Chun an Aire Comhshaoil, Oidhreachta agus Rialtais Áitiúil:
To the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government:

To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government  
if his Department has given one or more of its electronic voting  
machines to the Commission on Electronic Voting for examination or  
storage at their offices; if his Department has given access to one or  
more of its electronic voting machines to the CEV at the Customs House  
or another location; the documents or items provided to the Commission  
on Electronic Voting by his Department since January 2005; the list of  
items or documents requested by the CEV from his Department since its  
inception that have not been provided to date and in each case the  
reason said document has not been supplied; and if he will make a  
statement on the matter.
- Ruairi Quinn.


For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday, 30th May, 2006.

Ref No:   20928/06


REPLY

Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government (Mr. Roche):

My Department is co-operating fully with the Commission on Electronic  
Voting, which has an independent mandate to report to the Ceann  
Comhairle on the secrecy and accuracy of the electronic voting and  
counting system. The Department has facilitated all requests from the  
Commission to enable it to carry out its work in this regard,  
including by providing to the Commission a number of electronic voting  
machines as well as extensive documentation on the system.




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