The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has awarded another contract to Fuji Xerox Businessforce to provide a ballot scanning system to be used for the country's elections. A spokesperson for the AEC told ZDNet that Fuji Xerox will carry out the scanning of, and data acquisition from, postal-vote applications for the 2019 federal election. The AU$1.9 million contracts follows on from work done by the company for the 2016 federal election, which involved the scanning of postal-vote applications (PVA). The company in March last year was also awarded a two-year AU$27 million contract for the supply of technology and equipment that will be extended for use by state and territory electoral commissions. At the time, an AEC spokesperson said the new arrangement would see the company provide a "very similar" solution to the one used for the 2016 federal election, which the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) previously called out for lacking on the security front.