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 Victorian Electoral Commission

  • 8 March 2007 -- Request for Parliamentary Review -  There were a number of issues related to the conduct of the 2006 State Election that warrant review and consideration by the State Parliament including need for the publication of detailed election results so as that our public elections are open and transparent. The conduct of the computerised counting of the Victorian Legislative Council election in particular is of concern. the failure of the Victorian Electoral Commission to provide statistical information and details of the results of the election as was the case in previous public elections has seriously undermined public confidence in the Victorian Electoral Commission.

  • 2 March 2007 -- Local Government Electoral Review - The Victorian Electoral Commission refuses to publish submissions critical of its  conduct of the 2006 Victorian State Election.  Concern expressed in relation to the certification of software used to determine the results of the election . Complaint lodged with the Victorian Minister for Local Government.

  • 7  February 2007 -- Steve Tully, Chief Electoral Commissioner responds to FOI Internal review.  Still missing is requested information and copies of below-the-line preference data and detailed polling place results for the Victorian Legislative Council.  The Victorian Electoral Commission is claiming $5,000 for a copy of the polling place returns for the Legislative Council, The information requested is similar to that the published polling place results for the Legislative Assembly electorates but has not been published for the Legislative Council. Polling Place results were previously published by the Electoral Commission. copies of the polling place statistical data is maintained on the VEC database (less then 1.2 mb) is readily available although not provided. Estimated real cost $1.00. No reason stated outlining the reason why the information requested has not been provided.



  • 12 February 2007 -- Complaint lodged with the Victorian Privacy Commissioner  A complaint has been lodged with the Victorian Privacy Commissioner in relation to the Victorian Electoral Commission accessing confidential information on the 'Silent voters' enrolment records for the purposes of administering provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.


  • 21 December 2006 -- FOI Application submitted to obtain detailed State Election results An application has been made under the Freedom of Information Act in order to obtain details of the State Election results including copies of all recorded below-the-line preference data files, details of Polling Place return statistics for the Legislative Council and copies of all documents in relation to the certification of software used to determine the results of the State Election.

  • 15 December 2006 -- Victorian Electoral Commission final results The Victorian Electoral Commission announced the final results of the Victorian State Election. Questions raised in relation to the results of Western Metropolitan Region which has recorded up to 470 ballot papers missing from previous published results.  Further calls for the Victorian Electoral Commission to publish details of the election results including polling place returns and copies of below-the-line preference data files so as to ensure that Victoria's public elections are open and transparent. Calls for a further recount of Western Metropolitan Region to confirm results and to ensure that additional errors in the last re-count did not occur

  • 12 December 2006 --  Victorian Electoral Commission publishes preliminary count.  Substantial errors identified in the administration of the electronic computerised counting system.  Calls for the electoral commission to publish details of the election results including polling place returns and copies of below-the-line preference data files.



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