Activity time: 1 hour
This is the culmination of your election and it is a crucial time to ensure that the process and the outcome are respected.
Openness and transparency during the counting of votes shows that the election is fair. Some ways you may achieve this include:
The method of counting will depend on the type of election you have chosen. Refer to Instructions for counting. Use a Tally sheet to keep track of the counting.
The AEC offers other resources which may assist with counting a preferential vote:
Having involved the school community in your election, there will be considerable interest in the results.
Make sure everyone is informed about the outcome and process used to achieve it. Some ways to achieve this include:
Congratulate all participants for their efforts and be sensitive to the feelings of unsuccessful candidates. Keep your ballot papers for a recount in case of a dispute or a candidate not being able to fulfil their position.
Read about the 5 steps here or download the resources to get the full package in print format.
Planning and nomination
Voter education & campaigns
Counting & announcement