(1) Each divisional election board shall prepare a report of the polling outcome within its electoral division. Members of the divisional election board shall sign the report, and should any of the divisional election board members deny such signature, reasons for such denial shall be given.
(2) The report of the polling outcome in the electoral division drafted by each divisional election board shall include:
the number of ward election boards in the electoral division in question;
the number of ward election boards that have delivered the vote count;
the total constituency in the electoral division - the total number of persons registered in relevant extracts from Permanent Electoral Rolls and relevant extracts from Registers of Persons Unable to Vote Locally within the electoral division in question;
the number of voters to whom Formal Envelopes were handed over;
the number of Formal Envelopes that have been turned in;
the number of valid votes cast in favour of each individual candidate, and the aggregate of valid votes cast regardless of the candidate choice;
the rate of electoral participation in the electoral division, the total percentage being rounded and correct to two decimal places;
a list, ranking the candidates according to the total vote each of the candidates accrued, and data on the winning candidate;
a brief account of the subject matter of notifications and complaints submitted to the divisional election board, and a record of decisions rendered by the divisional election board.
(3) Each divisional election board shall scrutinize the election reports delivered by ward election boards, and based on the vote count from electoral wards shall ascertain the vote percentage each candidate accrued out of the total popular vote returned in its electoral division. According to the figure rounded and correct to two decimal places, the divisional election board shall compile a list in which the competing candidates shall be arranged in descending order. Should the vote percentage won by several candidates be equally high, the number of valid votes cast in favour of the candidate shall be decisive; should, however, the total vote accrued by several candidates be also equally high, the position of the candidate in the final list shall then be determined by drawing lots.
(4) After the report of the polling outcome in the electoral division has been signed, the chairman of the divisional election board shall dispatch its copy immediately via a technical device capable of transmitting information to the Central Election Board counting team. Immediately thereafter, the chairman shall forward the original paper copy of the report, along with its attachments to the Central Election Board, and wait for the Central Election Board to direct him/her to discontinue the board operations. The other election-related documents shall be deposited with the District State Administration Office In the Seat of Electoral Division for safe-keeping.
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