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Electronic voting without paper trail inadequate

12 February, 2004


Sinn Féin spokesperson on the Environment Arthur Morgan TD has raised the party's concerns over the introduction of electronic voting for the upcoming EU and local elections calling it "inadequate." He had put forward amendments to the European Elections Bill to disallow electronic voting without a paper trail and for the 26 counties to be administered as one constituency under a closed PR List system for the EU elections.

Deputy Morgan said:

"The system of electronic voting proposed in this state is not the best available. It is not acceptable that we are not using a system that would leave a paper trail even though the cost of such a system is not that much greater. Surely democracy and the confidence of the public is worth this extra cost.

"Sinn Féin is supportive of the idea of electronic voting using a kiosk type syste

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