Local Body STV Vote Counting Software and General Election Software

Isla Stewart made this Official Information request to Department of Internal Affairs

The request was refused by Department of Internal Affairs.

From: Isla Stewart

Dear Department of Internal Affairs,

I would like to request a copy of the software provided to councils for the purposes of vote counting in the 2019 Local Government Elections. To be specific, I mean the uncompiled source code.

Yours faithfully,
Isla Stewart

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From: Isla Stewart

Dear Department of Internal Affairs,

Apologies, title was mistakenly not updated. The request for general election software has been sent to the Electoral Commission.

Yours faithfully,

Isla Stewart

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From: OIA
Department of Internal Affairs

Tçnâ koe Isla,

I have understood that this request was sent to the Department of Internal Affairs (the Department) in error, and that you are now withdrawing your request, as it was intended for the Electoral Commission.

If I have misunderstood and you did want to make a request to the Department, please reply to let me know. Otherwise, please do not hesitate to contact us in future if you have any further enquiries.

Ngâ mihi,

Michelle Reed | Lead Advisor – Official Correspondence 
Te Urungi - Organisational Strategy and Performance
Te Tari Taiwhenua - The Department of Internal Affairs
45 Pipitea St | PO Box 805, Wellington 6140, New Zealand |  www.dia.govt.nz

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From: Isla Stewart

Dear Michelle Reed,

Apologies for the confusion. I was referring to the title of my OIA request which made reference to General Election software alongside Local Elections software. My understanding is that the DIA holds software for Local Elections but not General Elections.

To clarify, I would like to request a copy of the uncompiled source code of the programs provided to councils for the purposes of vote counting in the 2019 Local Government Elections.

Yours sincerely,

Isla Stewart

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From: OIA
Department of Internal Affairs

Tēnā koe Isla,

Thank you for clarifying in relation to your OIA request to the Department of Internal Affairs (included with this email)

You have requested: a copy of the uncompiled source code of the programs provided to councils for the purposes of vote counting in the 2019 Local Government Elections.

The Department will provide its response to your request as soon as practicable and within twenty working days.  The 20th working day is 28 January 2020

Please note that in cases where the Department’s response provides information that is identified to be of general public interest, the response may also be published on the Department of Internal Affairs website.  If the Department publishes its response to your OIA request, all personal information, including your name and contact details, will be removed.

Ngā mihi

Michelle Reed | Lead Advisor – Official Correspondence 
Te Urungi - Organisational Strategy and Performance
Te Tari Taiwhenua - The Department of Internal Affairs
45 Pipitea St | PO Box 805, Wellington 6140, New Zealand |  www.dia.govt.nz

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From: OIA
Department of Internal Affairs

Hello Isla,

Apologies - I must correct a typo in the subject line of my previous email. Your Official Information Act request reference number is in fact 1920-0474.

Ngā mihi,

Michelle Reed | Lead Advisor – Official Correspondence 
Te Urungi - Organisational Strategy and Performance
Te Tari Taiwhenua - The Department of Internal Affairs
45 Pipitea St | PO Box 805, Wellington 6140, New Zealand |  www.dia.govt.nz

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From: OIA
Department of Internal Affairs

Good afternoon Isla,

Apologies - I have a further correction. Your request was received on 10 December 2019. The Department will provide its response to your request as soon as practicable and within twenty working days.  The 20th working day is 29 January 2020.

Ngā mihi

Michelle Reed | Lead Advisor – Official Correspondence 
Te Urungi - Organisational Strategy and Performance
Te Tari Taiwhenua - The Department of Internal Affairs
45 Pipitea St | PO Box 805, Wellington 6140, New Zealand |  www.dia.govt.nz

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From: Sarah Thessman
Department of Internal Affairs


Attachment Isla Stewart Departmental OIA response.pdf
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Good afternoon Isla

 

Please find the attached response from the Department of Internal Affairs
concerning your recent OIA request.

 

Kind regards

 

Sarah Thessman |  Graduate Policy Analyst, Ministerial Advice

Policy, Regulation and Communities (PRC)

Department of Internal Affairs |  Te Tari Taiwhenua

Direct Dial: +64 4 495 9335| Extn: 5335 |
45 Pipitea Street, Thorndon | PO Box 805, Wellington 6140, New Zealand

 [1]www.dia.govt.nz

 

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Isla Stewart left an annotation ()

A Ombudsman complaint has been made as under the OIA Act, information held by independent contractors are deemed to be held by the agency.

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From: Isla Stewart

Dear Sarah Thessman,

Thank you, I appreciate the time you've taken to respond to this request.

Yours sincerely,

Isla Stewart

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