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Scrutineers

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You may appoint a scrutineer to represent you during the voting or scrutiny or both. The appointment is made by giving notice in the approved form to the voting or counting centre manager.

Scrutineers must wear the vest and ID tag provided by the electoral commission.

How many scrutineers are allowed in a voting or counting centre?

Voting centre

Only one scrutineer representing a particular candidate is entitled to be present at a voting centre, and to enter or leave a voting centre, during voting hours. The voting centre manager will retain the vest and ID tag issued to the scrutineer whilst not in the centre.

A scrutineer’s place may be taken by another appointed scrutineer.

Counting centre

One scrutineer representing a particular candidate is entitled (per count table) to be present at a counting centre, and to enter or leave during the conduct of the count. The counting centre manager will retain the vest and ID tag issued to the scrutineer whilst not in the centre.

A scrutineer’s place may be taken by another appointed scrutineer.

Unless advised to the contrary, two count tables will be in operation at voting or counting centres.

A scrutineer who contravenes the above is no longer entitled to be at the voting or counting centre.

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