Glossary

Ballot

Vote

Ballot Paper

Paper on which vote is cast

Ballot Box

Sealed box into which all ballots are cast

Ballots Cast

The number of ballot papers that actually go into the ballot box

Rejected Ballot

A ballot paper placed in the ballot box by a voter, but which cannot be counted for one or more of the following reasons:

There is no mark beside the name of any of the candidates or there is no clear indication as to the candidate for whom the voter intended to vote

There is a mark beside the names of more than one candidate

There is a mark on the ballot paper which identifies the voter

The outside of the ballot paper does not bear the official mark

Parliamentary Register

The list containing the names of all persons who are registered to vote

Registered Voters

Those persons who can vote in a parliamentary election

Turnout

The number of persons who actually cast ballots in a parliamentary election