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# E-Voting

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Bertie Ahern worried Ireland was 'a laughing stock with our stupid old pencils', so why was e-voting never introduced?
The history of e-voting in Ireland is a long, winding, costly saga.
Irish people are split over whether we should have another go at e-voting
Fewer than half of poll respondents thought it was a good idea.
E-voting machines won't be returning for future elections
The minister said Irish citizens have no urge to depart from the pencil and the ballot paper.
How an electoral commission can stop another e-voting fiasco
A new electoral commission can streamline the way we run elections and referenda in this country, writes the Labour TD Michael McCarthy.
Aaron McKenna: It's time to revisit E-Voting machines, and here's why...
Our troubles with e-voting occurred ten years and two local elections ago – the technology has moved on a lot in recent years.
Poll: Do we need to look again at electronic voting?
We wasted over €50 million on a failed e-voting experiment a decade ago. Does that mean it’s off the cards forever?
'Recalibration issues' to blame for alleged e-voting fraud
An online video shows an e-voting machine in Pennsylvania apparently switching a vote for Barack Obama into one for Mitt Romney.
Babies, beauty pageants and Bakhurst: The week in numbers
How many Daisys were born in Ireland last year? And how much has Ireland spent on those e-voting machines?
E-Voting machines finally put to use
The company which bought and scrapped the machines has donated €10,000 to charity.
Eliminated: After ten years and €55m, e-voting machines finally disposed of
The government has finally got rid of the 7,500 voting machines that were trialled once ten years ago and have been in storage ever since at a cost to the State.
Column: Spending public money - where's the master plan?
Former trader Nick Leeson has an idea to sort out the State coffers – get a bunch of hard-nosed business people to assess the waste and root out value for money.
Government puts e-voting machines up for auction
The cabinet formally agrees to sell off the 7,500 voting machines – some of them never used – to the most attractive bidder.
Noonan jokes: We should give defunct e-voting machines to pubs
Michael Noonan said that the unused e-voting machines, which have cost the State €55 million over the past decade, are “valueless”.
The Daily Fix: Sunday
Our collection of the day’s news, developments and random tidbits. Today including: an awesome time-lapse video.
E-voting machines to finally be scrapped this year
Environment minister Phil Hogan orders a taskforce to to prepare a tender for the sale or disposal of the 7,500 machines.
Will 7,000 e-voting machines become traffic cones?
The ill-fated machines could be deployed as traffic cones – or a €54m ‘golden fleece’ – after disposal.
No takers for unused electronic voting machines
The government admits there’s been no bidders to buy the 7,000 machines from the aborted e-voting scheme.