GLOSSARY - S
The process of electronically scanning the marked pages of the Electoral Roll after an election, to determine which electors have and have not voted.
A person appointed by a candidate to observe the polling and counting procedures on the candidate's behalf during an election.
The process following the close of polling to determine the acceptability of ordinary and declaration votes for the count and the result of the election.
A vote made in such a way that no other person will know how the elector has voted.
A person whose address and / or name details are omitted from the roll for security reasons.
Streets, Towns and Places Directory
A printed list of all streets and suburbs or localities used to determine in which electoral district an elector lives.
Suffrage - See Franchise
The measure in percentage terms of a movement in electoral support. This term is used to indicate an actual change in voter support for a political party or candidate, or the change required to win a seat or achieve government.
A person who changes his or her vote from one political party to another at electoral events.