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Italian paper electoral procedures (Hand Counted Paper Elections)
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The counting procedures are the following:

26) Ballot papers (voted and not voted) must remain, at all times, inside the polling room they started off in. The ballot boxes are visible to everybody at all times. Ballot papers are only taken to their final destination when the counting is over and the results of the polling room are made public.

27) Each ballot paper is checked by all six of the polling station workers and any of the parties representatives. In case of disagreement about who to assign the vote to, the president decides a temporary "position", but that ballot paper is sent to Court for a final decision. The counting is simultaneously managed by two scrutineers who both have their own paper record. Paper records have one page for each party and candidate, each page is made of small numbered squares: 1, 2, 3, 4 and so forth. As each vote is assigned to a party (and/or a candidate) scruteeners find its page on their own paper record, cross the next empty square and loudly read its number. All the time the two voices say the same number there are no problem, as soon as they differ everybody stops and check what has happened.
The final result of each party (and/or candidate) is simply the number of the last crossed little square of its own paper record.

28) At the end of the count, each polling room sends all the ballot papers and the official stamp to the competent authorities along with one copy of the official statement, signed by all six workers of the polling room. These are kept for a number of years. The government calculates the official figures from the official reports of the polling rooms. The second copy of the statement is collected by the local authorities.

29) Each local authority collects the results of its polling rooms and therefore calculates the results on a local level, independently of the national government.

30) Even parties calculate the results independently, since they have their representatives in each polling room. They can therefore compare their calculations with those of the government.
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  -Italian paper electoral procedures (Hand Counted Paper Elections) kster  Feb-17-08 10:50 PM   #0 
  - Yep, and they know how to life right too. K*R  autorank   Feb-17-08 10:52 PM   #1 
  - I seem to recall the last election didn't go all that smoothly over in Italy.  MADem   Feb-17-08 10:57 PM   #2 
  - Italy: electronic vote-counting experiment during 2006 general election  kster   Feb-17-08 11:12 PM   #3 
  - One race vs. 50.  troubleinwinter   Feb-18-08 12:27 AM   #4 
  - The old complicated ballot routine  kster   Feb-18-08 12:37 AM   #5 
  - Stupidity = the same idiotic rant that LA County = New Hampshire  eridani   Jan-30-09 03:29 AM   #25 
     - Joe Biden knows how to make it possible to Hand Count the Paper Ballots  kster   Jan-31-09 03:33 AM   #26 
        - Tell us all about how you got your county to switch to HCPB n/t  eridani   Jan-31-09 05:34 AM   #27 
  - Your post seems extremely biased. That's a given election in one jurisdiction.  Wilms   Feb-18-08 09:16 AM   #7 
     - The ballot shown was 2006 General Election  troubleinwinter   Feb-18-08 12:03 PM   #8 
        - How many jusisdictions have a "long and complicated ballot"? How many don't?  Wilms   Feb-18-08 02:19 PM   #10 
           - I'm not sure that we have disagreement.  troubleinwinter   Feb-18-08 07:09 PM   #11 
           - I agree.  Wilms   Feb-18-08 09:24 PM   #12 
           - I'd suggest a different method for auditing hand counts out of general principle  eridani   Dec-27-08 07:07 AM   #23 
           - NC has around 24 contests on the GE ballot, New Hampshire only 12  WillYourVoteBCounted   Feb-02-09 07:27 PM   #30 
  - Oh my God, bring some of those people over here to give us some advice. K&R!  Stevepol   Feb-18-08 08:14 AM   #6 
  - Hopeful news here; REMEMBER, contempt w/o investigation is highly intellectually dishonest  Land Shark   Feb-18-08 01:18 PM   #9 
  - Thanks for this post, kster.  Wilms   Feb-19-08 10:15 PM   #13 
  - Thanks, Al Gore said the same thing  kster   Feb-20-08 02:38 AM   #14 
     - Very nice. But Al was talking about FL2000.  Wilms   Feb-20-08 09:13 AM   #15 
        - GOP candidate Albert Howard on Hand Counted Paper Ballots, February 16, 2008  kster   Feb-20-08 12:23 PM   #16 
           - Re-read what I wrote.  Wilms   Feb-20-08 06:16 PM   #17 
           - This thread was made to show that  kster   Feb-20-08 11:08 PM   #18 
              - Of course I realize that.  Wilms   Feb-20-08 11:30 PM   #19 
                 - Did you ever have an itch in the middle of your back,  kster   Feb-21-08 12:04 AM   #20 
                    - Son of a bitch I have a Wilms  kster   Feb-22-08 02:31 AM   #21 
           - kick.nt  kster   Jan-24-09 10:44 AM   #24 
  - kick.nt  kster   Dec-20-08 12:17 AM   #22 
  - They make some nice ass shoes and suits too  WillYourVoteBCounted   Feb-02-09 01:54 AM   #28 
     - They have more sense than us when it comes to counting ballots,  kster   Feb-02-09 03:26 AM   #29 
        - the big question KSTER is did YOU get hand counted paper ballots in your town?  WillYourVoteBCounted   Feb-02-09 07:28 PM   #31 
           - I'm not making the connection  kster   Feb-02-09 11:17 PM   #32 
              - I just wondered if you had worked to get hand counted paper ballots  WillYourVoteBCounted   Feb-03-09 12:09 AM   #33 

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