Dear ACT Electoral Commission,

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2016, I apply for access to documents held by the Commission, including correspondence, relating to the QR codes used in the 2020 election.

I apply for access to documents containing information about:
* audits of QR codes issued for voting and administrative actions
* missing or extra QR codes
* inconsistencies in QR code production, handling, or destruction
* reviews or changes to the audit method or process
* the algorithm used to create voter QR code data

I also apply for documents containing totals and statistics about the number of QR codes:
* printed
* issued to voters or polling officials
* scanned
* recovered from voters or polling officials
* destroyed
and how many times each QR code was scanned.

To be clear, I am seeking summary statistics and individual QR code exception reports. You can exclude documents that only consist of detailed information about large numbers of typical QR codes.

Yours faithfully,
T Wilson-Brown

Dear ACT Electoral Commission,

Hi,

Just a quick amendment:

I would also like documents containing information about:
* the algorithm used to generate the admin QR codes which authenticate polling officials
* audits and summary statistics for the QR codes used during user acceptance testing, since they are identical to the QR codes used during the election

Yours faithfully,

T Wilson-Brown

Spence, Rohan, ACT Electoral Commission

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OFFICIAL

Dear T Wilson-Brown

 

Please find attached an acknowledgment letter in relation to your recent
access application.

 

 

Ro Spence | Deputy Electoral Commissioner

ACT Electoral Commission

Phone: 02 6205 0224 | [mobile number]

[1][email address] | [2]www.elections.act.gov.au | [3]facebook |
[4]twitter | [5]youtube

Level 6, 221 London Circuit, Canberra City

 

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Spence, Rohan, ACT Electoral Commission

OFFICIAL

Dear T Wilson-Brown,

Thank you again for the submission of your access request for information related to QR code audits for the 2020 ACT election.

In the interest of ensuring that you receive the information and documents you are seeking in relation to this information request may I ask that you make phone contact with me to clarify the exact nature of the information you are seeking?

If you are agreeable to this, my phone numbers are below and have availability for much of tomorrow (from 9:30) and all of Friday at this stage.

Ro Spence | Deputy Electoral Commissioner
ACT Electoral Commission
Phone: 02 6205 0224 | [mobile number]
[email address] | www.elections.act.gov.au | facebook | twitter | youtube
Level 6, 221 London Circuit, Canberra City

-----Original Message-----
From: T Wilson-Brown <[FOI #7107 email]>
Sent: Wednesday, 24 February 2021 4:38 PM
To: Elections <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - QR Code Audits for the 2020 Election

CAUTION: This email originated from outside of the ACT Government. Do not click links or open attachments unless you recognise the sender and know the content is safe.

Dear ACT Electoral Commission,

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2016, I apply for access to documents held by the Commission, including correspondence, relating to the QR codes used in the 2020 election.

I apply for access to documents containing information about:
* audits of QR codes issued for voting and administrative actions
* missing or extra QR codes
* inconsistencies in QR code production, handling, or destruction
* reviews or changes to the audit method or process
* the algorithm used to create voter QR code data

I also apply for documents containing totals and statistics about the number of QR codes:
* printed
* issued to voters or polling officials
* scanned
* recovered from voters or polling officials
* destroyed
and how many times each QR code was scanned.

To be clear, I am seeking summary statistics and individual QR code exception reports. You can exclude documents that only consist of detailed information about large numbers of typical QR codes.

Yours faithfully,
T Wilson-Brown

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Dear Ro,

Thank you for contacting me to clarify my request.
In the interests of transparency, I would prefer to clarify my request in writing.

Which parts of my request would you like me to clarify?

Yours sincerely,

T Wilson-Brown

Dear Ro,

As a general clarification, I am seeking documents related to the following Elections ACT processes:

"Election officials in electronic polling places account for e-voting cards in much the same way as they do for paper ballots. They provide records of e-voting cards issued which are compared with the number of electronic votes cast."

https://www.elections.act.gov.au/electio...

"reports of errors, votes not concluded" as described on page 14 of the eVACS Operational Concept Description:
https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/6...

The various checks and reconciliations described on page 41 of the HAZOP Study eVACS a election system, which contain information about discrepancies between the number of e-voting cards issued, and the number of votes recorded:
https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/6...

I am also seeking documents related to similar admin QR code tracking processes that Elections ACT carries out to ensure election security. And I am seeking other documents related to QR Code security, as specified in my request.

Yours sincerely,

T Wilson-Brown

Dear ACT Electoral Commission,

What is the current status of this FOI request?
Do you still need further clarification?

Yours faithfully,

T Wilson-Brown

Spence, Rohan, ACT Electoral Commission

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Dear T Wilson-Brown

Please find attached a letter in relation to your recent FOI access application regarding QR code security.

In answer to your question below, I now believe you have appropriately outlined the scope of your request.

Ro Spence | Deputy Electoral Commissioner
ACT Electoral Commission
Phone: 02 6205 0224 | [mobile number]
[email address] | www.elections.act.gov.au | facebook | twitter | youtube
Level 6, 221 London Circuit, Canberra City

-----Original Message-----
From: T Wilson-Brown <[FOI #7107 email]>
Sent: Tuesday, 16 March 2021 10:53 PM
To: Elections <[email address]>
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information request - QR Code Audits for the 2020 Election

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Dear ACT Electoral Commission,

What is the current status of this FOI request?
Do you still need further clarification?

Yours faithfully,

T Wilson-Brown

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T Wilson-Brown left an annotation ()

"A decision on your access application is now due on 19 April 2021."

Due to third-party consultation.

Spence, Rohan, ACT Electoral Commission

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Dear T Wilson-Brown

 

Please find attached, in relation to your access application, your Access
application decision notice and the accompanying Reason for decision
notice and schedule of documents.

 

Also attached are the 12 documents relevant to your access application.

 

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions in relation to
this matter.

 

 

Ro Spence | Deputy Electoral Commissioner

ACT Electoral Commission

Phone: 02 6205 0224 | [mobile number]

[1][email address] | [2]www.elections.act.gov.au | [3]facebook |
[4]twitter | [5]youtube

Level 6, 221 London Circuit, Canberra City

 

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