239. On the basis of the statement of the poll, the deputy returning officer shall draw up a statement of votes indicating the number of votes given in favour of each candidate and the number of ballot papers rejected in the counting of votes.
The statement of votes must be drawn up separately in respect of each office for which a poll was held at the polling station.
The deputy returning officer is dispensed from drawing up a statement of votes if he has drawn up a sufficient number of copies of the statement of the poll to provide, in addition to his copy, a copy for the returning officer and for each representative assigned to the polling station. In that case, the statement of the poll also constitutes a statement of votes.