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Incident: NSW iVote fails during local council elections | ZDNet

Incident: NSW iVote fails during local council elections | ZDNet

Australian Voting Outage,
06 December 2021

New South Wales’ iVote online voting system failed on Saturday during the state’s local government elections

Update: NSWEC finds iVote system failure may have impacted three local election outcomes

Government Statement: iVote and 2021 NSW Local Government elections
Source: NSW iVote fails during local council elections | ZDNet
Update Source: NSWEC finds iVote system failure may have impacted three local election outcomes | ZDNet
Related:NSW Electoral Commission apologises after iVote system inaccessible on election day. Full post-incident report may not be revealed until May 2022 | iTnews

View other incidents relating to State Governments and South Australia.

New South Wales’ iVote online voting system failed on Saturday during the state’s local government elections, with an unknown number of voters unable to exercise their democratic rights.

At the 2019 NSW State elections 234,401 votes were cast using iVote. At close of applications at 1pm today 652,983 votes had been cast using the system since it opened on 22 November.

Voting is compulsory in Australia. However NSWEC said any eligible voter who “applied to use iVote” but was unable to cast their ballot would be excused from paying the AU$55 penalty.

“The Electoral Commissioner may also determine, after the elections have finished, that other categories of electors should be excused for having a sufficient reason,” NSWEC said.

[Update] New South Wales’ electoral commissioner has revealed the iVote system failure during the state’s local elections last month may have materially impacted the councillor elections in Kempsey, Singleton, and the City of Shellharbour.

 

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