It's not all that OT IMHO.
Dept of Enviro web site says:
Firstly, the voting machine has been in use successfully for many years in
Holland and in Germany without any problems. It has a good track record.
Notwithstanding that fact, the machine was tested by two international
test institutes in Holland and Germany. In addition, a number of returning
officers and the Department of the Environment and Local Government have
carried out functional tests to ensure that it works properly.
In relation to the system software, an architectural and code review was
carried out by an independent company. In addition, a number of returning
officers, the Department of the Environment and Local Government and the
Electoral Reform Society in the UK have tested the functionality of the
software to ensure that it implements the count rules properly.
I must say I'd like to know who that ind company was!
And is the source code available?...
Looks like no-one here in Ireland checked the system.. Might we have been
provided with a "custom" version?..
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