In this article
- What's to stop a person voting twice?
- How do I know that votes aren't tampered with?
- Is it legal for voting place staff to wear party rosettes?
What’s to stop a person voting twice?
After the election, all electoral rolls are consolidated into a master roll for each electorate. If a person’s name is ruled out more than once an investigation is conducted and if the person is found to have voted twice (or more), both (or all) of their votes are extracted and are not counted, and the matter is referred to the Chief Electoral Officer to determine whether it should be followed up by the Police.
How do I know that votes aren’t tampered with?
All ballot boxes are sealed and ballot papers tracked throughout the voting period.
Is it legal for voting place staff to wear party rosettes?
Scrutineers are not staff and represent candidates. They are in the voting place to observe the issuing of votes but cannot talk to voters. They are legally allowed to wear party rosettes.
Electoral officials employed by the Electoral Commission to work in the voting place are not allowed to wear party rosettes. Most of these staff will be wearing orange vests.