Electronic voting

With the impending demise of Google+, I went through my posts there and found exactly one that I considered to be worth saving from the chopping block. Here it is; originally posted in May 2014.

TV3’s Vincent Browne is, disappointingly, the latest to jump on the bandwagon suggesting that Ireland ought to take a step backwards and repeat the disastrous attempt to introduce electronic voting.


Letter to Michael McDowell about online voting

Dear Mr. McDowell,

I received your materials outlining your priorities for Seanad Éireann and was dismayed to learn that you advocate “online voter registration and voting”.

Voting in Seanad Éireann elections is at present conducted by means of a postal ballot. Postal voting already presents a variety of serious threats to the confidentiality and integrity of the ballot. Online voting would solve none of these problems, exacerbate most of them, and introduce some new and unique problems of its own.