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Clancy clarifies a valid vote

By MERE NALEBA
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Update: 2:41PM DEPUTY Supervisor of Elections Michael Clancy said if a voter has marked off or clearly crossed out a mistake committed on the second replacement ballot paper, and makes a valid vote on the same ballot paper, that vote will be considered as valid.

Mr Clancy made the remarks at a Fijian Elections Commission Open Forum Discussion on Monday night. 

He said there are number of reasons why a voter will not be given a third ballot paper because there are only a limited number of ballot papers per polling station.

There are a number of reasons for that. One is because there is only finite number of ballot papers, but a voter on the second ballot paper, if they make a mistake, if they clearly cross out or mark off the mistake and then make a valid vote...as long as the voters intention is clear on the ballot paper, it will be counted, Mr Clancy said.

 








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