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LOCAL GOVERNMENT (GENERAL) REGULATION 2005 - REG 348

Initial scrutiny of ballot-papers and counting of votes

348 Initial scrutiny of ballot-papers and counting of votes

(1) On the close of the poll at an election each polling place manager must with the assistance of the election officials, and in the presence of the scrutineers, then present and on duty at the polling place:
(a) open the ballot-box, and
(b) scrutinise the ballot-papers, and
(c) reject the informal ballot-papers, and
(d) place the envelopes containing postal votes and provisional votes on one side as they are taken from the ballot-box, and
(e) count:
(i) the first preferences recorded for each candidate and group of candidates, and
(ii) the number of informal votes, and
(iii) the number of envelopes containing declarations under this Part.
(2) The polling place manager must send to the returning officer returns in the form approved by the Director-General (in relation to an election administered by the general manager of a council) or the Electoral Commissioner (in relation to an election administered by the Electoral Commissioner):
(a) stating the details of those counts, and
(b) signed by:
(i) the polling place manager and another election official, and
(ii) any scrutineer who desires to sign the returns.



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