Vance wants re­form

Bray People - - ELECTION 2011 -

PAT VANCE has called for re­form in elec­tion count meth­ods in Wick­low af­ter it took more than three days to elect five TDs. ‘ There has to be a bet­ter way,' he said.

‘We didn't have a first count for 13 hours,' said Cllr. Vance. ‘ There were lots of counts in other parts of the coun­try with the same or sim­i­lar amounts of votes to be counted and were close to fin­ish­ing by the time we were get­ting our first count,' he said. ' There were things hap­pen­ing over the week­end in Shore­line that we wouldn't de­sire in any democ­racy.' He said that there were cases of lack of co­op­er­a­tion be­tween some count­ing staff and the tal­ly­men. Cllr. Vance added that there is a case to be made for elec­tronic vot­ing.

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