The audit objective is to assess whether the Australian Electoral Commission appropriately established and managed the contracts for the transportation of completed ballot papers and the Senate scanning solution for the 2016 Federal Election.

Audit criteria

To form a conclusion against the audit objective, the ANAO would adopt the following high level criteria:

  1. Did the procurement processes demonstrably achieve value for money?
  2. Were key risks to the security and integrity of ballot papers, and of ballot paper data, addressed?
  3. Did the AEC obtain adequate assurance of the service deliverables and of the effectiveness of risk treatments?