[E-voting] (draft) ICTE REITERATE DEMAND FOR INDEPENDENT ELECTORAL COMMISSION

Margaret McGaley mmcgaley at cs.nuim.ie
Wed Oct 25 16:27:04 IST 2006


Could someone please implement these changes, and copy the [FOR EDITORS] 
info from the last press release onto the end? I've already spent too 
much time on this today :)

Shall we send it tonight/in the morning?

Margaret



Catherine Ansbro wrote:
> Looks very good.
>
> First use of ICTE should be spelled out.
>
> Make up some titles for the 3 people quoted (e.g., co-founder, member, 
> PRO, etc.)
>
> Reiterate ICTE's purpose at the end.
>
> Catherine
>
> Margaret McGaley wrote:
>
>> [DRAFT]
>>
>> ICTE today renewed demands for the creation of an independent 
>> electoral commission. "Our electoral system is too important to be 
>> used as a political football. All decisions about its future should - 
>> without delay - be put in the hands of a permanent commission, as is 
>> considered best practice by the Council of Europe [1]." said Margaret 
>> McGaley.
>>
>> Dermot Casey continued: "Given the obviously politicising of the 
>> e-voting issues and the ongoing difficulties with the e-voting 
>> machines purchased by the State, ICTE are issuing an urgent demand 
>> for the creation of an independent electoral commission to ensure the 
>> integrity of the Irish electoral process before it consigned to the 
>> scrapheap of political expediency."
>>
>> "An independent commission would be able to make decisions that are 
>> in the best interest of Irish citizens, without being concerned about 
>> political fallout. The Government are presently not approaching the 
>> situation rationally. There is no cost-benefit analysis; the 
>> Government is making commitments to use the system before even 
>> costing anything; the central issue - VVAT (voter verified audit 
>> trail) - remains unexamined despite the CEV's finding that the 
>> electronic record was not subject to meaningful audit. They went as 
>> far as to say that the paper system is superior to the electronic 
>> system because the latter has no VVAT. [2]" said Colm MacCarthaigh.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> [1]
>> Code of Good Practice in Electoral Matters (Venice Commission)
>>    http://www.venice.coe.int/docs/2002/CDL-AD(2002 
>> <http://www.venice.coe.int/docs/2002/CDL-AD%282002>)023rev-e.asp
>>
>> [2] in section 5.2 of the CEV's 2nd report (C10)
>>
>>
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