Smartmatic collaboration with Democracy & Design projects in New Zealand

Ryan made this Official Information request to Department of Internal Affairs

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From: Ryan

Dear Department of Internal Affairs,

Can you please provide all information relating to communication and collaboration with the company known as Smartmatic, including but not limited to;

1) Any and all approaches and proposals from or to Smartmatic and or it's third party affiliates or contractors which include Dominion & all namesake affiliates.

2) Any and all approaches and or proposals from or to Smartmatic held by the Department of Internal Affairs in relation to the Electoral Commission or Catalyst Election Systems used in NZ since 2003 or third party affiliates in conjunction with Election systems utilised in both general & local elections

3) Please provide a full breakdown of all financial interests, both national and international held by the department of internal affairs in collaboration with the following campaigns, including but not limited to, government and affiliates, corporate sponsors, individuals, not for profit groups, companies, politically affiliated organisations and or academics that added meaningful contribution by way of material input and or donation;

3.1) Vote local NZ

3.2) On the fence

3.3) Generation Zero

4) Please provide information on any other campaigns authored or created by Democracy and Design that are documented within department of internal affairs in relation to general and local government elections including all associates and complete with the same corresponding information as requested herein.



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Dear Ryan,


Official Information Act 1982 response - OIA20/21-0450


Please find attached the Department of Internal Affairs’ response to your
17 February 2021 request under the Official Information Act 1982.





Jessica Caldwell (she / her)|Senior Policy Analyst

Ministerial, Monitoring, and Capability Group

Department of Internal Affairs Te Tari Taiwhenua

Direct Dial: 04 495 9494 |  Extn: 5494  

45 Pipitea Street |  PO Box 6011, Wellington 6140  |  [1]




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