[E-voting] Re: meeting with John Gormely

Joseph Kiniry kiniry at acm.org
Mon Oct 8 00:24:34 IST 2007

On 5 Oct, 2007, at 22:55, e-voting-request at lists.stdlib.net wrote:

> Message: 4
> Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2007 10:20:37 +0100
> From: Catherine Ansbro <cansbro at eircom.net>
> Subject: Re: [E-voting] (no subject)
> To: Irish Citizens for Trustworthy Evoting <e-voting at lists.stdlib.net>
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> Definitely ask for a meeting.  From his comments he seems clueless  
> (or else feels he must be seen not to be biased).
> Have a 1-page fact sheet with irrefutable references to studies,  
> CEV report, international studies, etc.
> Catherine
> Margaret McGaley wrote:
>> The Indo have rehashed that stupid poll from August:
>> http://www.independent.ie/national-news/article1048796.ece? 
>> startindex=-1
>> And Gormely has finally said *something* about e-voting. I wonder  
>> if we should ask for a meeting?
>> http://www.independent.ie/breaking-news/national-news/politics/ 
>> gormley-to-decide-on-evoting-machines-in-own-time-1115831.html
>> Margaret

FWIW, I met John as the Greens were canvasing my neighborhood a week  
before the election.  I explained that, while I was a Green party  
member in the U.S.A., I was not a voter here in Ireland.

Consequently, they had pretty much instantly decided to move on until  
I insisted that I did have something to say to John and explained my  
work on e-voting here and in the Netherlands.  John came over and  
chatted for a few minutes, expressing interest in my past work and  
views on the Irish situation.  I gave him the 2 minute summary (I  
covered what you all might expect).  He took my name and address down  
and that was the last I heard about that.

So, while I cannot say anything about he and his policies now that  
the Green are in government, I can say he was briefed by an expert in  
the field and expressed some interest in hearing what I had to say.

Joseph Kiniry
School of Computer Science and Informatics
University College Dublin

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