State must buy out e-voting storage leases

The government will have to buy its way out of leases currently in place to store electronic voting machines at a cost of at least €600,000,documents obtained under the Freedom of Information reveal.

21st October, 2006

It has also emerged that the army told the government last year that it had no suitable storage facilities for the machines. Last weekend, Dick Roche, Minister for the Environment announced that he had secured the agreement of the Minister for Defence Willie O’Dea to store the controversial machines at an army camp.

Documents obtained by Fergus O’Dowd, Fine Gael’s environment spokesman - and seen by The Sunday Business Post - show that...

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