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# e-voting - Sunday 2 June, 2019

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.

# e-voting - Saturday 1 June, 2019

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 - Friday 28 December, 2018

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.

# e-voting - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

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.

# e-voting - Saturday 31 May, 2014

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.

# e-voting - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Poll: Do we need to look again at electronic voting? Your Say This post contains a poll

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?

# e-voting - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

'Recalibration issues' to blame for alleged e-voting fraud US 2012 This post contains videos

'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.

# e-voting - Saturday 14 July, 2012

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 - Wednesday 11 July, 2012

E-Voting machines finally put to use In Pictures This post contains images

E-Voting machines finally put to use

The company which bought and scrapped the machines has donated €10,000 to charity.

# e-voting - Thursday 28 June, 2012

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.

# e-voting - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

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.

# e-voting - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

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”.

# e-voting - Sunday 17 April, 2011

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.

# e-voting - Thursday 7 October, 2010

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.

# e-voting - Wednesday 6 October, 2010

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.