Selected Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles, Conference Papers, and Public Policy Submissions
My research interests underpin my Seanad Éireann legislative and policy programme. I have included a number of papers under three headings of Gender & Education, Irish Neutrality, and Ireland & the European Union here. These contributions to my own academic discipline can enable prospective voters to make an informed decision on my expertise, values, and policy agenda.
Irish Citizens for Trustworthy E-Voting (ICTE)
I worked with Irish Citizens for Trustworthy E-Voting to ensure the electronic voting machines purchased by the Government for use in elections and referendums were fit for purpose, ensured adequate back-up through a Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) and preserved the secrecy of the ballot through provision of a 'none of the above' option on the machine.
I wrote a submission to the Commission on Electronic Voting focusing on the use of 'none of the above' in other states around the world, through ballot and machine voting, underpinned by support for the VVPAT.
Ultimately the NEDAP electronic voting machines were scrapped due to the valid concerns outlined by myself, ICTE and others.
Dr. Karen Devine