Friday 22 September 2017

The high cost of e-voting debacle

Yesterday, almost a decade after their only appearance in an Irish general election count, this Government finally announced that it was getting rid of the infamous e-voting machines.

And not before time, not alone did this misguided attempt at being somehow "modern" end up costing the Irish taxpayer €55m, it was of course entirely unnecessary as Irish election counts have always been conducted in a manner that is beyond reproach.

So what can be done with 7,500 barely used e-voting machines that are now surplus to requirements?

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