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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Each batch is given to an electoral official who places them face down on a table. The preliminary scrutiny of early and postal declaration vote envelopes can begin on the Monday before Election Day. Return to top of page. The preliminary scrutiny of declaration vote envelopes determines which declaration votes are admissible and can proceed to further scrutiny. The five overarching principles that must be considered when interpreting the numbers on any ballot paper that has passed the initial two tests are: 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.

September 18, at These are known as declaration votes. Electronic Certified List ECL devices will be used to assist divisional staff in conducting preliminary scrutiny. This is to be done via a security question and answer process, with signature checking as a back-up.

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Declaration votes received on behalf of divisions in another state or territory asc sent to that state or territory and then are distributed to the relevant divisions. That made a total of 77, votes to be counted on election night. Once the declaration votes are received in the home division, the counting of these votes can begin.

A scrutineer has the right to challenge the admission or rejection of any ballot paper at the scrutiny. This assists the DRO to begin the further scrutiny of these types of declaration votes promptly after Election Day. Those words from are printed on Australian Electoral Commission AEC posters that adorn the walls scrhtineers AEC tally rooms throughout the country with the following comment:.


On the completion of the count of first preferences for the House of Representatives at each polling hanbook, the officer-in-charge must, as directed by the relevant AEO, conduct an indicative distribution of preferences on a two candidate-preferred basis.

On election day 49, votes were cast in polling places throughout Indi. Unfortunately, scrutineerw the current social media environment in which we all communicate these days scrutinefrs too many people struggle to get past characters.

These people are not AEC officals, but men and women drawn handbookk the public, not active in politics or party members, and who give honesty and integrity to the process. Cathy McGowan received 24, votes and Sophie Mirabella received 32, votes. 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. In this election 2, absentee, 1, provisional, 4, pre-poll and 18, postal votes were recorded as being issued for the division 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.

A declaration pre-poll vote is a vote made at a pre poll voting centre outside the electorate where the voter is enrolled. In the two weeks prior, there were approximately 28, votes cast at early pre-polling voting centres PPVCs throughout the electorate. The AEC clearly respects the franchise. As well as ordinary and pre-poll votes cast within the electorate, there are also absentee, provisional, early vote pre poll and postal votes. 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.

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This election in Indi has been like none before in living memory. 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.

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.


In the tally room, the action sccrutineers 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. This decision was made by an electoral official six weeks before polling hndbook, based on historical handbpok.

Each vote is re-checked twice. September 20, at Comments A New Day in Indi says: The results are then tabulated and the first preference vote figures for each candidate are telephoned to the relevant DRO.

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September 18, at 1: Having worked post election in hsndbook years I must also add that there is a further counting of the votes in the weeks after the initial count on election night. As a scrutineer, you have the right to be present when the ballot boxes are sealed, when they are opened, when votes are being issued, and when the votes are sorted and counted so you may confirm the integrity of election processes on behalf of the candidate who has appointed you.

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.

This caused a delay in two-candidate-preferred 2CP results being shown on the AEC virtual tally room website on election night. PVCs must not be rejected if the security answer is incorrect or not provided, as it is not a mandatory field and does not invalidate the PVC. 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.

What took so long?

Counting House of Reps votes. On election night, polling officials are required to complete four main tasks after the close of polls: Ballot papers issued with declaration votes are inserted into envelopes and sealed.

Twice on Election Night and twice in the post Poll count.