Thursday, 4 March 2004

Questions (51)

Seán Crowe

Question:

40 Mr. Crowe asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if all source code and design details regarding a system (details supplied) of electronic voting being introduced in this State will be publicly available for inspection by citizens and computer science experts; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7173/04]

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

Extensive design and test documentation on the electronic voting and counting system is available for public inspection at my Department's designated website:www.electronicvoting.ie.

The question of providing access to the election management system source code will be examined later in the year when the system, including a module to cover presidential elections, will have been fully completed and having regard to issues such as security and commercial sensitivity.