25. Once ballots have been cast, the returning officer or his deputy shall, in the presence of the representatives of the parties:
(a) receive all the ballot boxes;
(b) count the vote by dividing the ballots according to whom they favour and discarding all irregular ballots;
(c) allow a representative of each party to check, under his supervision, the ballots of each category;
(d) place the ballots of each category in separate envelopes and label each as to its contents;
(e) place the unused ballots in an envelope and label same as to its contents;
(f) draw up the minutes of the vote, recording therein all objections brought forth and have the minutes signed by the parties’ representatives;
(g) place all the envelopes containing ballots into a large envelope, enclose the minutes, write the names of the parties on each envelope, seal the envelope and have it signed by the representatives of the parties.