Security & Design Documents for Electronic Voting (2024)

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Ty Wilson-Brown

Dear ACT Electoral Commission,

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2016, I apply for access to documents held by the Commission relating to the requirements, design, implementation, and security of electronic voting for the 2024 legislative assembly election.

I ask that the documents be supplied to me in electronic form by reply email to this address.

If identical documents were already supplied in 2020 or 2021, there is no need to supply them again. For example, I already have the documents you supplied here:
https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/v...

Disclosure of the information requested is in the public interest due to:
- the general public interest in maintaining election integrity and confidence in the results of elections;
- the general public interest in maintaining confidence in the security of Australian government information systems in light of increasing domestic and foreign cybersecurity threats; and
- the specific interest of the computer security research community in security vulnerabilities in electronic voting systems, including EVACS, the NSW iVote system, and similar overseas systems, which have been formally studied by academic researchers and covered in technology industry media.

I thank you for your consideration of this request and look forward to your response.

Yours faithfully,

T Wilson-Brown

Ty Wilson-Brown

Dear ACT Electoral Commission,

I understand the 10 working day deadline for acknowledging this request elapsed today.

So I just wanted to check that you received this request on 9 May 2024?

Yours faithfully,

T Wilson-Brown

Elections ACT, ACT Electoral Commission

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OFFICIAL

Good morning

I confirm that we received your application on 9 May 2024. Our acknowledgement was sent yesterday Thursday 23 May, which was ten working days from the date of receipt.

I apologise if you did not receive the acknowledgement yesterday. It was sent at 10:45am to your Right to Know email address mailto:[FOI #11396 email]. A copy of the acknowledgement email is attached.

Could you please let me know that you have received this. And please contact me if you have any further questions.

thanks

Rachel

Rachel U'Ren (she/her) | Complaints and Records Manager
Phone: (02) 6205 0033 | Email: [ACT Electoral Commission request email]
Elections ACT | ACT Government
3 Constitution Ave, Canberra | GPO Box 172 Canberra ACT 2601 http://www.elections.act.gov.au/

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Ty Wilson-Brown

Dear Elections ACT,

Thank you, I’ve received your response today. I’ll ask the site admins to check why yesterday’s email got lost.

Yours sincerely,

T Wilson-Brown

Elections ACT, ACT Electoral Commission

OFFICIAL

Dear T Wilson-Brown

THIRD PARTY CONSULTATION UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2016

I refer to your access application under the Freedom of Information Act 2016 (FOI Act), received by Elections ACT on 9 May 2024.

I am writing to tell you that we have identified information relevant to your application that concerns the affairs of a third party. This information is expected to be of concern to the third party because it relates to their personal or business affairs, or the affairs of a government or government agency. Under section 38 of the FOI Act, we are required to consult with the third party before making a decision on the release of this information.

The decision-maker will take into account any comments we receive from the third party. However, the final decision on whether to grant you access to the information requested rests with the decision-maker.

Under section 40 (1) of the FOI Act, we must respond to your application within 30 working days of receipt, not 20 working days as previously advised. I apologise for the administrative error in my acknowledgement email dated 23 May (below). Section 40 (2) provides for an additional 15 working days in order to allow us to consult with a third party.

Therefore a decision on your access application is now due on 15 July 2024.

If you have any questions in relation to your access application, please contact me on (02) 6205 0033 or [ACT Electoral Commission request email]

Yours sincerely,

Rachel

Rachel U'Ren (she/her) | Complaints and Records Manager
Phone: (02) 6205 0033 | Email: [ACT Electoral Commission request email]
Elections ACT | ACT Government
3 Constitution Ave, Canberra | GPO Box 172 Canberra ACT 2601 http://www.elections.act.gov.au/

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