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Statement: Targeted review into technology assisted voting

The NSW Electoral Commissioner, John Schmidt, has released an Issues and Questions paper as part of a targeted review into technology assisted voting.

The review was announced early in 2022 at the same time the Commissioner determined that the iVote voting system would not be used at the March 2023 State General election.

The NSW Electoral Commission welcomes submissions about the framework that governs internet and other technology assisted voting in NSW, and voting experiences in other jurisdictions which may provide lessons for NSW.

Submissions are invited from all stakeholders (election participants, the Commission’s stakeholder reference groups and members of the broader community) to help formulate an interim report setting out potential recommendations.

The closing date for submissions responding to the Issues and Questions paper is 13 January 2023. Stakeholders will have a further opportunity to provide information to the review following the publication of the interim report after the State General election in March 2023.

The Commissioner plans to provide a final report to the NSW Government and NSW Parliament for their consideration later in 2023.

Learn more about the Technology assisted voting review and read the Issues and Questions paper (PDF 0.4MB).