The county is spending 17 and a half thousand euro a year on storing electronic voting machines. The machines are kept in a warehouse in the county and are protected by a state of the art security system. Insurance costs are in the region of four and a half thousand euro. County Registrar Louise Mc Donagh confirmed the costs involved to Radio Kerry News.She says the machines are quite big, each one weighs 28 kilo’s and so a lot of space is required. 300 E-voting computers were purchased for Kerry ahead of the local elections. In addition to the cost of storage, counting staff also received substantial training on how to use the machines; much of this took place at weekends and after hours representing an additional cost to the exchequer.
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