Interesting row and ruction over the potential introduction of evoting machines in the Republic and the latest report from the Independent Commission on Electronic Voting. Broadly speaking the report gave the machines a pass and the software a fail, with significant concerns about the security of moving from polling to counting centres. New software will need to be found and trialled, at an extra cost of several millions of Euro. Liam Reid picks up tension within the ruling coalition, with the PDs apparently falling away from further investment in the faulty software.
ADDS: Louise Ferguson has a compendium of relevant links.
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