[E-voting] E-voting machines to be used in 2009 despite warnings

Louise Ferguson louise.ferguson at mobileemail.vodafone.net
Tue Oct 17 20:58:50 IST 2006

Colm and all

The UK govt has this afternoon issued a propectus for modernising pilots for 2007 local elections, this time specifically focusing on kiosk, internet and telephone channels, as well as e-counting.

With what you said earlier, Colm, regarding what might be done in Eire, I'm also wondering whether Eire and UK digital rights organisations can in some way work together on this issue.


Louise Ferguson
Chair, Open Rights Group 
(And long time e-voting issues person)

Louise Ferguson
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-----Original Message-----
From: Colm MacCarthaigh <colm at stdlib.net>
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 20:31:17 
To:Fergal Daly <fergal at esatclear.ie>
Cc:A.J.Delaney at brighton.ac.uk,       Irish Citizens for Trustworthy Evoting <e-voting at lists.stdlib.net>
Subject: Re: [E-voting] E-voting machines to be used in 2009 despite warnings

On Tue, Oct 17, 2006 at 08:24:20PM +0100, Fergal Daly wrote:
> Interesting quote
> >The Government had estimated that electronic voting and counting would
> >make nationwide staff reductions of 1,200.
> This sounds like something that we could probe. Either a PQ for the
> details of this estimate or an FOI request,

I'm not sure there's a point, it's transparent bullshit to anyone with 2
seconds to spend thinking about it. For whatever reason, FF seem keen to
try to kill this political stone that's weighing them down. 

Maybe a realistic tactic for us to raise the priority of our campaign
for an independent electoral commission. It's a particularly hard thing
to argue against, and it's something we can box FF in which, point out
that they are playing politics with the electoral process.

Colm MacCárthaigh                        Public Key: colm+pgp at stdlib.net

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