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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The counting of 15, declaration votesof which were deemed to be invalid, has taken approximately five days. Cathy McGowan received 24, votes and Sophie Mirabella received 32, votes. The requirements for the preliminary scrutiny of early pre-pollabsent and provisional votes are essentially the same as those for the preliminary scrutiny of postal votes.

The reckoning of Indi: What took so long?

A complete validation of the previous count is scrutineeers which is rigorous in the approach to accuracy. Today Week Month All Sorry. Ballots bundled after counting. I have been impressed with the AEC system of drawing members from the public at large to assist in Polling Stations, Pre Poll and the count at all stages.

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But this time the result on the night was too close to call, and so began a long, arduous process to ensure an accurate count. No voter details can be seen and the ballot papers are extracted and also placed face down on the table, so voting information can also not be seen.


These are known as declaration votes. That initial count should take less than 2 hours. A declaration pre-poll vote is a vote made at a pre poll voting centre outside the electorate hanbook the voter is sceutineers.

This process started as soon as the actual ballot papers were received back at the tally room in Wangaratta on Saturday night.

As well as ordinary and pre-poll votes cast within the electorate, there are also absentee, provisional, scrutiners vote pre poll and postal votes. Any changes of informal and formal vote totals are recorded and the AEC system is updated with the adjusted totals. On election night, the counting of ordinary votes begins in each polling place immediately after the poll closes at 6pm on election day.

The reckoning of Indi: What took so long?

On completion of each batch, the envelopes and ballot papers are placed back into a central location in separate boxes. Alan – Gold Coast says: For early declaration vote envelopes, names are marked off the certified list scgutineers voters.

This provides an indication of the likely outcome of the election in each division.

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. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The grounds for a challenge may be the formality or informality of the ballot paper.

On election night, polling officials are required to complete four main tasks after the close of polls: 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. Having worked post election in previous years I must also add that there is a further counting of the votes in the weeks after the initial count on election night. Return to top of page. What took so long? The reckoning of Zcrutineers Normally, Indi is a very safe seat and a winner can be declared within hours of the counting process being commenced.


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. For further information on the formality of votes, refer to http: Electronic Certified List Scrutinwers devices will be used to assist divisional staff in conducting preliminary scrutiny.

An absent vote is ecrutineers vote cast by an elector out of their home division but still within their home state or territory on election day.

No Fibs Citizen Journalism. So before your vote is boxed up and put away it is checked at least four times. Comments A New Day in Indi says: This decision was made by an electoral official six weeks before polling day, based on historical results. A postal ballot paper will be hahdbook for further scrutiny if scrutinneers DRO is satisfied: Counting House of Reps votes.

In Indi there were up to 24 AEC officials counting and checking votes and at times plus scrutineers overlooking the process.