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.
If the amount of spoilt votes is of a significant number it will send a message of voter discontent.
The session chairman Ali Ben Salem announced that the counting committee had recorded 4 spoilt votes and 34 blank votes.
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.
Tsvetanov insisted that the share of spoilt votes had decreased from 2007, the invalid ballots at the 2007 elections being 235 946, compared to 185 862 in 2011.
I saw three of the spoilt votes from Monday's vote-counting were due to the name 'Reynolds' being inked in.