Tuesday January 21, 2020

No online voter registration for most of country

Government restricts practice amid fears of a repeat of e-voting fiasco

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
12th January, 2020
Electronic voting machines were used in the 2002 general election, but were sold off at a loss of €50 million after doubts emerged about their reliability

Online voter registration will not be available for most of the electorate in the general election, due to fears of a repeat of the e-voting controversy.

Voters in the 11 Dublin constituencies will be able to add their names to the electoral register by logging onto the new Voter.ie website rather than having to go to their local Garda station.

But those in the remaining 28 constituencies will still have to register to vote using...

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