Presidential Elections Act, 1993

Report to the presidential returning officer.

53.—On the completion of the counting of the votes in a constituency, the local returning officer for the constituency shall send to the presidential returning officer, in such manner as the latter may direct, a report in writing, signed by the local returning officer, stating—

(a) the number of first preference votes credited to each candidate in the constituency,

(b) the number of ballot papers transferred to each continuing candidate following the exclusion of a candidate and the number of non-transferable papers on each such exclusion (the non-transferable papers being described in the report as “non-transferable papers not effective”), and

(c) the number of ballot papers not counted because of invalidity for each of the reasons referred to in section 48 (1).