GLOSSARY - I
A candidate or elected Member of Parliament who is not endorsed by a political party.
A ballot paper that is either left blank, does not show preferences in accordance with instructions and/or the law, or where the voter's full intention is unclear. In a State election a ballot paper will also be informal if the voter can be identified through some marking which has been made on it. These ballot papers neither contribute to the election of a candidate nor are they included in calculating the quota/absolute majority required to be successful.
A person engaged by the Returning Officer on behalf of the Electoral Commission to issue votes.
The part of a table staffed by one Issuing Officer who is issuing ballot papers.