Request for documents on Senate Counting Arrangements

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Dear Australian Electoral Commission,

Thankyou for the documents released on June 7 in response to my request about the Senate Counting Solution. I would like to make a followup request, based on the released email dated Friday October 12, 2018, which states that the Scytl contract was not used because "there was another suitable arrangement used for this purpose."

I request, under the Freedom of Information Act, all documents related to this other "suitable arrangement" for the Senate Counting Solution.

Yours faithfully,

Vanessa Teague

Australian Electoral Commission

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Dear Australian Electoral Commission,

As with the previous request, I am happy to exclude from scope the names and signatures of particular individuals.

Yours faithfully,

Vanessa Teague

Legal Services Mailbox, Australian Electoral Commission

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Dear Ms Teague

I refer to your online request made 8 June 2021 10:30 AM and your follow
up online message dated 8 June 2021 10:33 AM in which you request (‘your
FOI Request’) to the Australian Electoral Commission (‘AEC’) under the
Freedom of Information Act 1982 for access to documents relating to the
Senate Counting Solution.

I attach my scanned letter to you dated 8 June 2021 acknowledging receipt
of your FOI Request.

Regards

Owen Jones

Owen Jones | Senior Lawyer

Legal Services Section | Legal & Procurement Branch

Australian Electoral Commission

T: (02) 6271 4528 | F: (02) 6293 7657

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Dear Legal Services Mailbox,

No, I do not withdraw my request, which is for "all documents related to this solution," not for the source code. I am familiar with the decision to block Michael Cordover's application for the source code, but I do not see why that should apply to all related documents.

Yours sincerely,

Vanessa Teague