NZ Election Vote Counting

Malcolm Carr made this Official Information request to Electoral Commission

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From: Malcolm Carr

Dear Electoral Commission,

Could you please tell me how votes are counted in the New Zealand general election, 1) are they counted by hand manually or 2) are they counted by machine in an automated process?

If they are counted by machine can you please tell me, 1) who supplies and manufactures the machine that does the counting and 2) who supplies the software that is use in the machine?

Yours faithfully,

Malcolm Carr

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From: Malcolm Carr ([4][FOI #14104 email])

Date: Tue, Nov 10, 2020 at 4:59 pm

Dear Electoral Commission,

Could you please tell me how votes are counted in the New Zealand general
election, 1) are they counted by hand manually or 2) are they counted by
machine in an automated process?

If they are counted by machine can you please tell me, 1) who supplies and
manufactures the machine that does the counting and 2) who supplies the
software that is use in the machine?

Yours faithfully,

Malcolm Carr

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