Chapter 25 - Ballots

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Standing Orders

163 Conduct of ballot

(1) Before the Senate proceeds to a ballot, the bells shall be rung as in a division.

(2) Each senator present shall give to the Clerk a list of the names of the senators for whom the senator votes, and if any list contains a larger or lesser number of names than are to be chosen it shall be void and rejected.

(3) When all the lists are collected, the Clerk, with the mover acting as scrutineer, shall ascertain and report to the President the names of the senators having the greatest number of votes, which senators shall be declared to be chosen.

(4) If 2 or more senators have an equality of votes, the President shall determine by lot which senator shall be chosen.

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