So Minister Gormley has finally pressed the shutdown button on the e-voting machines.
Since the day he took office – he knew that this day would eventually come. Given the current financial situation however, I think the announcement was actually the easy part.
The difficult part will be the job of the inter-departmental task force and their efforts to disengage from the storage contracts and offloading the machines themselves – while at the same time trying to “recoup as much as possible of their cost” – the last bit are not my words. Read more