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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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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. A postal ballot paper will be accepted for further scrutiny if the DRO is satisfied: Those words from are printed on Australian Electoral Commission AEC posters that adorn the walls of AEC tally rooms throughout the country with the following comment:.

Each vote is re-checked twice. handbool

The counting of ordinary votes taken at pre-poll voting centres also commences as soon as possible after 6pm on election day. In the two weeks prior, there were approximately 28, votes cast at early pre-polling voting centres PPVCs throughout the electorate. Once the declaration votes are received in the home aev, the counting of these votes can begin.

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Each batch is given to an electoral official who places them face down on a table. The preliminary scrutiny of declaration votes occurs away from the main counting area of the tally room.

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


The people of Indi can thank our own Sir Isaac Isaacs for helping to establish a system that strives to make every vote count. Support an independent media hzndbook. That initial count should take less than 2 hours.

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 Newsletter. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. In Indi there were up to 24 AEC officials counting and checking votes and at times plus scrutineers overlooking the process.

Twice on Election Night and twice in the post Poll count. The grounds for a challenge may be the formality or informality of the ballot paper. This is to be done via a security question and answer process, with signature checking as a back-up.

Comments A New Day in Indi says: On election night, polling officials are required scrutineefs complete four main tasks after the scrutiners of polls: It is very inartistic but remembering that eac may be adc 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.

Normally, Indi is a very safe seat and a winner can be declared within hours of the counting process being commenced.

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. After completion of each parcel the divisional staff then enter the totals for that parcel into the national computerised Election Management System, which in turn updates the Virtual Tally Room VTR on the AEC website.


This decision was made by an electoral official six weeks before polling day, based on historical results. On election night, the scrutinrers 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?

As well as ordinary and pre-poll votes cast within the electorate, there are also absentee, provisional, early vote scrrutineers poll and postal votes. Failure of either of these tests will result in an informal ballot paper and no further formality checking will be required.

A scrutineer has the right to challenge the admission or rejection of any ballot paper at the scrutiny. Any changes of informal and formal vote totals are recorded and the AEC system is updated with the adjusted scrutinesrs.

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 results are then tabulated and the first preference vote figures for each candidate are telephoned scrutlneers the relevant DRO.

On election night the House of Representatives ballot papers scrurineers initially sorted by the polling officials into first preference votes for each candidate and informal ballot papers.

This assists the DRO to begin the further scrutiny of these types of declaration votes promptly after Election Day.