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Section 16
 

(1) Within forty-eight hours after an announcement pursuant to Section 15, any authorised service recipient of an officially published candidate nomination proposal (Section 9) shall be free to raise an objection in writing with the Federal Election Commission against the numbers returned by the provincial election board.


(2) Such objections shall be supported by reasonable evidence, why and how the numbers returned by the provincial election board does not meet the requirements of this Federal Act. If no such evidence is presented, the objection may be dismissed without further examination.


(3) If an objection supported by reasonable evidence is raised, the Federal Election Commission shall examine the election results based on the presented documentation. If the documentation shows the results to be erroneous, the Federal Election Commission shall correct the results, revoke the announcement by the provincial election board and announce the corrected results.


(4) If the examination does not yield any just cause for correcting the results, the Federal Election Commission shall dismiss the objection.


(5) When ballot sheets pursuant to Section 11, paragraphs 2 or 3, were used, the Federal Election Commission, on the basis of results provided by the provincial election boards, shall calculate for the total territory:


a) the total number of valid and invalid votes cast,
b) the total number of invalid votes cast,
c) the total number of valid votes cast,
d) the total number of valid votes attributed to the various candidates of the officially published nomination proposals (Section 9) (candidates' total). Should the first round of elections return results according to Section 17, such calculations shall be published at the same time as any announcement according to Section 21, should a second round of voting become necessary, at the same time as any announcements according to Sections 19 and 21.


(6) When ballot sheets pursuant to Section 11, paragraph 4, were used, the Federal Election Commission, on the basis of results provided by the Provincial election board, shall calculate for the total territory:


a) the total number of valid and invalid votes cast,
b) the total number of invalid votes cast,
c) the total number of valid votes cast,
d) the total number of valid votes indicating „yes“, and
e) the total number of valid votes indicating „no“. These calculations shall be announced at the same time as any announcement according to Section 21.