Consecutive sequence of numbers. Above the line. For an above the line vote ( ATL), voters are instructed to consecutively number at least 6. The Scrutineers Handbook; What’s new at this election? This handbook is published by the AEC, the Commonwealth agency that maintains. Scrutineers Handbook: Appendix 2: Postal voting be made online through the AEC’s Postal Voting Application or via a paper form and must.

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Declaration votes received on behalf of divisions in another state or territory are sent to that state or territory and then are distributed to the relevant divisions.

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At the end of each scrutiny the number of valid votes for each candidate and recorded and compared against the original count. For each polling official sitting at a table there were three to four scrutineers behind them, looking over their shoulder, as they checked each vote. For further information on the formality of votes, refer to http: Scrutineeds 18, at 1: Any envelopes requiring further investigation will be put aside until after the close of polling.

Cathy McGowan received 24, votes and Sophie Mirabella received 32, votes. This decision was made by an electoral official six weeks before polling day, based on historical results.

The preliminary scrutiny of declaration votes occurs away from the main counting area of the tally room. When the House of Representatives election and Senate election handbpok held at the same time, the House of Representatives ballot papers are scrutinised before Senate ballot papers.

Counting House of Reps votes. Twice on Election Night and twice in the post Poll count. This provides an indication of the likely outcome of the election in each division. It is very inartistic but remembering that voters scrugineers be scrutieners or old, ill or well, scholarly or not, I resolve the doubtful question of form in favour of the franchise, there being no doubt as to the real intention. This caused a delay in two-candidate-preferred 2CP results being shown on the AEC virtual tally room website on election night.


In the tally room, the action is anything but slow, but timeframes mentioned here are based on my observations of when the information started to appear on the AEC Virtual Tally Room VTR website. PVCs must not be rejected if the security answer is incorrect or not provided, as it is not a hansbook field and does dcrutineers invalidate the PVC. A scrutineer has the right to challenge the admission or rejection of any ballot paper at the scrutiny.

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The preliminary scrutiny of early and postal declaration vote envelopes can begin on the Monday before Election Day. An absent vote is a vote cast by an elector out of their home division but still within their home state or territory on election day. Once all ballot papers in that parcel have been extracted, only then can the counting of those votes commence in the following manner:.

This is to be done via a security scrutneers and answer process, with signature checking as a back-up. These votes are included in the count if they were cast before 6pm on Election Day and are received within 13 days after the close of the poll. The people of Indi can thank our own Sir Isaac Isaacs for helping to establish a system that strives to make every vote count.

Today Week Month All Sorry. Electronic Certified List ECL devices will be used to assist divisional staff in conducting preliminary scrutiny.

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This election in Indi has been like none before in living memory. No voter details scrufineers be seen and the ballot papers are extracted and also placed face down on the table, so voting information can also not be seen.

In this election 2, absentee, 1, provisional, 4, pre-poll and 18, postal votes were recorded as being issued for the division of Indi.


So before your vote is boxed up and put away it is checked at least four scrutlneers.

Support an independent media voice. As well as ordinary and pre-poll votes cast within the electorate, there are also absentee, provisional, early vote pre sccrutineers and postal votes. This assists the DRO to begin the further scrutiny of these types of declaration votes promptly after Election Day.

If an envelope is empty or missing a ballot paper a record is made of a missing ballot paper. On election night the House of Representatives ballot papers are initially scrutinwers by the polling officials into first preference votes for each candidate and informal ballot papers.

The reckoning of Indi: What took so long?

A declaration pre-poll vote is a vote made at a pre poll voting centre outside the electorate where the voter is enrolled. The grounds for a challenge may be the formality or informality of the ballot paper. Once declaration votes pass the preliminary scrutiny they are parceled up and taken to the scrutineerw area to be counted.

Failure of either of these tests will result in an informal ballot paper and no further formality checking will be required. On completion of each batch, the envelopes and ballot papers are placed back into a central location in separate boxes. In the 10 days since the election, every one of the 93, ballot papers cast in the House of Representatives has been examined in detail, checked to be formal or informal by AEC officials under the watchful eyes of numerous scrutineers, scrutineerss finally we are close to the result.

On election night, polling officials are required to complete four main tasks after the close of polls: