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"I am sure it is counted towards the tally for the government in power at the time of the election."
12. During the scrutiny of ballot papers, Assistant Returning Officers are required by the Electoral Act to reject informal ballot papers from the scrutiny.
Scrutineers (representatives of election candidates appointed to represent the candidate at the scrutiny) may object to ballot papers being included in the scrutiny on the basis of the ballot paper being informal. The officer conducting the scrutiny then decides whether to admit or reject the ballot paper (that is, whether the ballot paper is informal) and marks the ballot paper with ‘accepted’
or ‘rejected’ according to the officer’s decision. The effect of a ballot paper being informal and rejected from the scrutiny is that it is not included in the election count. An informal ballot paper is thus, in effect, a wasted vote.
Show me where I criticised Howard's policies ?
Howard (Bonsai - Little Bush)
Our govnerment is extremely weak and can not stand up nor think for itself.
...rather ashamed to be an Australian right now in light of the butt sucking that has been going on since 9/11
Johnno is patsy
Basically, Johny Howard knows Australia needs it's own terrorist attack on home soil to make the impact he seeks amongst the public, and to galvanise support for his deceitful law ammendments.
It is sad, and I beleive it is true. And when, not if this happens, you will know that unfortunately, the good 'ol Aussie spirit has been raped by our current political regime and hit the same lows that the US and Britain have.
Hey Melb Militia,
Are you in my head ???
I could not agree with you more!!!
Johnny and George Double Trouble great mates
And yes I choose to vote informally when it suits me. That is none of your business either.
I do not intentionally seek to propagate ignorance.
Here we go again....people assuming things about me when they DO NOT KNOW ME
Originally posted by Willard856
Sorry, you think that an informal vote goes to the incumbent, but you informally vote anyway? And then criticise Howard for his policies. Don't you think there is an interesting irony there?
you could do some simple research. We are here to deny ignorance, not propagate it...Point 12 in particular. Which, if you can't be bothered clicking the link...