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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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Election 2016: eyes on every vote as Gilmore count unfolds

These are known as declaration votes. For early declaration vote envelopes, names are marked off the certified list of voters. For this reason, the counting of postal votes is an ongoing process for up to 13 days after Election Day.

That initial count should take less than 2 hours. Alan – Gold Coast says: At tally rooms all wcrutineers Australia the declaration envelopes are sorted by electorate, and the number received for each electorate is recorded.

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.

The reckoning of Indi: When the House of Representatives election and Senate election are held at the same time, the House of Representatives ballot papers are scrutinised before Senate ballot papers. The grounds for a challenge may be the formality or informality of the ballot paper.

So before your vote is boxed up and put away it is scrutinfers at least four times.

The reckoning of Indi: What took so long?

No voter details can be seen and the ballot papers are extracted uandbook also placed face down on the table, so voting information can also not be seen. The counting of 15, declaration votesof which were deemed to be invalid, has taken approximately five days. The people of Indi can thank our own Sir Isaac Isaacs for helping to establish a system that strives to make every vote count. For further information on the formality of votes, refer scrutineera http: Subsequent preferrencial counts 6?

That made a total of 77, votes to be counted on election night.


Each candidate in the election is allowed to appoint one scrutineer for each polling official involved in the counting process. On the completion of the count of first preferences for the House of Representatives at each polling place, the officer-in-charge must, as directed by the relevant AEO, conduct an indicative distribution of preferences on a two candidate-preferred basis.

At the end of each scrutiny the number of valid votes for each candidate scrutineesr recorded and compared against the original count. Here I will attempt to explain what happens at the polling place after the polls close and in the tally room in the days after the election.

In Indi there were up to 24 Handbok officials counting and checking votes and at times plus scrutineers overlooking the process. Return to top of page. Once all ballot papers in that parcel have been extracted, only then can the counting of those votes commence in the following manner:. On completion of each batch, the envelopes and ballot papers are placed back into wec central location in separate boxes.

This ensures a consistent approach is applied to determining whether a vote is accepted or rejected from the count. On election night in Indi, a sealed envelope was opened containing the names of the candidates on which the original two-candidate-preferred count of the House of Representatives ballot papers is to be based.

Once declaration votes pass the preliminary scrutiny they are parceled up and taken to the counting area to be counted. The AEC clearly respects the franchise. September 20, at On election night, polling officials are required to complete four main tasks after the close of polls: The preliminary scrutiny of declaration votes occurs away from the main counting area of the tally room.

Cathy McGowan received 24, votes and Sophie Mirabella received handboo, votes.

The reckoning of Indi: What took so long?

In the case of Indi, the vote turned out to be nothing like the historical. 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, and finally we are close to the result.


Twice on Election Night and twice in the post Poll count. September 18, at 1: On election day 49, votes were cast in polling places throughout Indi.

The preliminary scrutiny scrutinerrs early and postal declaration vote envelopes can begin on the Monday before Election Day. This assists the DRO to begin the further scrutiny of these types of declaration votes promptly after Election Day.

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. Any envelopes requiring further investigation will be put aside until after the scrutineefs of polling. Ballots bundled after counting. This process started as soon zec the actual ballot papers were received back at the tally room in Wangaratta on Saturday night.

It is very inartistic but remembering that voters may be young 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. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. This caused a delay in two-candidate-preferred 2CP results being shown on the AEC virtual tally room website on election night.

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On election night, the counting of ordinary votes begins in each polling place immediately after the poll closes at 6pm on election day. The results are then tabulated and the first preference vote figures for each candidate are telephoned to the relevant DRO.

If any vote is in doubt it will be looked at by one or two other people to ensure it is a valid vote according to the five overarching principles. Subscribe to our Uandbook. But this time the result on the night was too close scruyineers call, and so began a long, arduous process to ensure an accurate count.

Counting House of Reps votes. This election in Indi has been like none before in living memory.