The following reports have been conducted by Independent companies
Internet Voting and Voter Coercion
A report prepared for the New South Wales Electoral Commission by Associate Professor Rodney Smith.
Establishing a Sustainable Framework for Election Funding and Spending Laws in NSW
A report prepared for the NSW Electoral Commission by Dr Joo-Cheong Tham.
Calculation of NSW Electoral Commission Service Charge to Local Government
The NSWEC as part of the lead up to the Local Government elections to be held on 8 September 2012, has reviewed its charge out rates through an independent assessment conducted by the accounting and audit firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. The new recommended rates show a drop in the hourly charge by $20 to $175/hr reflecting productivity improvements. The charge represents the portion of NSWEC head office costs to be recouped. These charges will be allocated between various councils on a ‘per elector’ basis with the rate discounted for those councils where there are non-contested elections. Receipts from this charge are not retained by the NSWEC but passed back to the Treasury consolidated fund.
Independent Report on Observation of NSW Electoral Commission Central Vote Count
This report is on the Central Vote Count process at the Local Government Elections 2008
Independent Review of Local Government Election Pricing conducted by Walter Turnbull
This is a review of pricing for the Local Government Elections 2008