Tabulation software used to record and inform vote totals.

Cole Lions made this Official Information request to Electoral Commission

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From: Cole Lions

Dear Electoral Commission,

Could you please tell me if there was any computer tabulation software used by poling stations to record and submit vote totals in the 2020 general election?

If so:
1. What is the name of and who produces the software used?
2. Did the computers running the software have internet access either prior to or during vote counting and tabulation?
3. Could you please also inform me of what steps are taken to ensure that manually entered totals cannot be manipulated by remote access or through installed software and/or hardware?

Yours faithfully,

Cole Lions

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Kia ora Cole

 

Thank you for your request.

 

We acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act request regarding
‘1. What is the name of and who produces the software used? 2. Did the
computers running the software have internet access either prior to or
during vote counting and tabulation? 3. Could you please also inform me of
what steps are taken to ensure that manually entered totals cannot be
manipulated by remote access or through installed software and/or
hardware?’, received 17 November 2020.

Under the Official Information Act, we have 20 working days for response.

 

We will respond as soon as reasonably practicable within 20 working days.

 

Ngā mihi

 

Electoral Commission | Te Kaitiaki Take Kōwhiri

PO Box 3220 | Level 10, 34 – 42 Manners Street | Wellington | 6140 | New
Zealand

Phone +64 4 495 0030 | Fax +64 4 495 0031 | [1]vote.nz | [2]elections.nz

 

 

 

From: Cole Lions

Date: Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 6:02 pm

Dear Electoral Commission,

Could you please tell me if there was any computer tabulation software
used by poling stations to record and submit vote totals in the 2020
general election?

If so:
1. What is the name of and who produces the software used?
2. Did the computers running the software have internet access either
prior to or during vote counting and tabulation?
3. Could you please also inform me of what steps are taken to ensure that
manually entered totals cannot be manipulated by remote access or through
installed software and/or hardware?

Yours faithfully,

Cole Lions

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Kia ora Cole

 

Please find attached the Electoral Commission’s response to your OIA
request.

 

Ngā mihi

 

Electoral Commission | Te Kaitiaki Take Kōwhiri

PO Box 3220 | Level 10, 34 – 42 Manners Street | Wellington | 6140 | New
Zealand

Phone +64 4 495 0030 | Fax +64 4 495 0031 | [1]vote.nz | [2]elections.nz

 

 

From: Public Enquiries
Sent: Tuesday, 17 November 2020 10:53 AM
To: '[FOI #14136 email]'
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Subject: RE: Official Information request - Tabulation software used to
record and inform vote totals.

 

Kia ora Cole

 

Thank you for your request.

 

We acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act request regarding
‘1. What is the name of and who produces the software used? 2. Did the
computers running the software have internet access either prior to or
during vote counting and tabulation? 3. Could you please also inform me of
what steps are taken to ensure that manually entered totals cannot be
manipulated by remote access or through installed software and/or
hardware?’, received 17 November 2020.

Under the Official Information Act, we have 20 working days for response.

 

We will respond as soon as reasonably practicable within 20 working days.

 

Ngā mihi

 

Electoral Commission | Te Kaitiaki Take Kōwhiri

PO Box 3220 | Level 10, 34 – 42 Manners Street | Wellington | 6140 | New
Zealand

Phone +64 4 495 0030 | Fax +64 4 495 0031 | [3]vote.nz | [4]elections.nz

 

 

 

From: Cole Lions

Date: Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 6:02 pm

Dear Electoral Commission,

Could you please tell me if there was any computer tabulation software
used by poling stations to record and submit vote totals in the 2020
general election?

If so:
1. What is the name of and who produces the software used?
2. Did the computers running the software have internet access either
prior to or during vote counting and tabulation?
3. Could you please also inform me of what steps are taken to ensure that
manually entered totals cannot be manipulated by remote access or through
installed software and/or hardware?

Yours faithfully,

Cole Lions

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This is an Official Information request made via the FYI website.

Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
[5][FOI #14136 email]

Is [6][Electoral Commission request email] the wrong address for Official Information
requests to Electoral Commission? If so, please contact us using this
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