Tuesday, 2 March 2004

Questions (329)

Mary Upton

Question:

414 Dr. Upton asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the way in which postal votes will be entered under the proposed electronic voting system; the steps he will take to address serious concerns as to the security of votes case in this way; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6772/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government)

The procedures in relation to the counting of postal and special voter ballots are set out in section 43 of the Electoral (Amendment) Act 2001. I am not aware of any concerns arising from these arrangements which operated satisfactorily at the pilot use of the system.