Documents related to alleged vote tampering

Ben Fairless made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Electoral Commission

This request has been withdrawn by the person who made it. There may be an explanation in the correspondence below.

From: Ben Fairless


Dear Australian Electoral Commission,

I understand that someone on twitter posted about how they work at the AEC prepolling centre in Gladstone, and made comments about how they were ripping up forms.

Would it be possible to get a copy of the internal documents related to this tweet, and any others l complaints related to vote tampering, in the 2019 election period?

I’m happy to exclude personal information of members of the public and all email addresses and phone numbers.

If you can process this request under administrative access I would be most appreciated. If not, please consider it a formal FOI request.

Yours faithfully,

Ben Fairless

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Attachment 20190514 LS7620 Letter to Ben Fairless.pdf
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Dear Mr Fairless


I refer to your electronic request dated 9 May 2019 3.55am to the
Australian Electoral Commission.


I attach a letter dated 14 May 2019 from Mr Owen Jones regarding your


Kind regards


Joshua Wood | Government Lawyer

Legal Services Section | Legal & Procurement Branch

Australian Electoral Commission

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