informal vote

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informal vote

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Austral and NZ an invalid vote or ballot
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I, like Margaret Phelps (Letters, April 10) have long been an advocate of the "none of the above" spoilt vote as it records our distaste/distrust/ despair over the present political system.
However, returning officers, who brought in a new counting team for the fourth tally up, were satisfied that it was not a spoilt vote.
The daughter of Vintage Prince-Tina Marina subsequently threw a litter by the stamina-transmitter Smooth Rumble, whose distinguishing quality was reflected by Spoilt Vote, winner of four opens including two over Nottingham's 700m.
Draw for next Monday's semis:-1st semi-final: 1 Gold Gift, 2 Driving Up Rob, 3 Auburn Wonder, 4 Velvet Rebel (w), 5 Ballymac Magnet (w), 6 Spoilt Vote (w).
P owering along the backstraight, the 5-4 favourite collared leader Farloe Zak at the third bend and went away to beat Spoilt Vote by nearly five lengths in 30.
Her ruling follows an order for a vote recount on January 23 to determine the valid and spoilt votes.
Following the election, judge Anwar El-Assi said that spoilt votes in the 2014 election exceeded the votes for Sabahi, with 1,040,608 ballots, state-owned Al-Ahram reported.
It was stated that there were 80,000 spoilt votes throughout Wales.
If the amount of spoilt votes is of a significant number it will send a message of voter discontent.
Inaugural session chairman Ali Ben Salem announced that the counting committee had recorded 4 spoilt votes and 34 blank votes.
Of the 228 who took part, 224 were against with one in favour and three spoilt votes.
All of a sudden, because of this manual delivery of tallies, there is a tremendous reduction in the number of spoilt votes," Musyoka said.