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Saturday 16 December 2017

E-voting fiasco must be last

It is fitting that the infamous e-voting machines, which have cost taxpayers €54m, have been sold for scrap. It brings to an end a 10-year fiasco, which has cost the taxpayer dearly since it emerged the expensive equipment was faulty.

The State has received just €70,000 for the machines -- this wouldn't even cover the yearly pension of some of the politicians who championed the machines.

There was no demand from the electorate for e-voting and problems quickly became apparent.

This kind of fiasco must never happen again.

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