After the end of voting the polling board shall proceed to determine the results of voting at its polling place.
The polling board at first determines the number of unused ballots and places them into a special envelope which shall seal.
Based on the extract from the electoral roll, the polling board determines the total number of voters who have voted.
When the ballot box is opened, and after checking of the control sheet, the valid ballots are separated from those which are null and void.
The polling board establishes the number of null and void ballots and enters it into the minutes, and then establishes the number of valid ballots as well as the number of votes for each electoral list, and enters these in the minutes as well.
The following shall be considered null and void ballot: an unmarked ballot, a ballot marked in such a way that it is impossible to determine for which electoral list the ballot has been cast, and a ballot on which more than one list has been circled.
If the name and surname of the first candidate on the electoral list has been circled on the ballot, or the name or part of the name of the electoral list, or if both the ordinal number and the name of the electoral list and the name and surname of the first candidate have been circled, such a ballot shall be considered valid.
If it is established that the number of ballots in the ballot box is larger than the number of voters who have voted, the polling board shall be dissolved, a new one named, and voting at that polling place shall be repeated.
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