29. On the date, time and at the location indicated in the polling notice, the scrutineers count the votes in the presence of the officer or an assistant officer.
The counting of votes is public.
The officer or assistant officer cancels every ballot paper that
(1) has not been provided by the officer or a scrutineer;
(2) does not bear the initials of the officer or a scrutineer;
(3) has not been marked;
(4) has been marked in favour of more than one candidate;
(5) has been marked in favour of a person who is not a candidate;
(6) has been marked elsewhere than in the spaces reserved for that purpose;
(7) bears fanciful or injurious entries;
(8) bears a mark by which the member can be identified.
In the case of a poll in person, no ballot paper may be rejected under subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph where the number of ballot papers found in the ballot box corresponds to the number of ballot papers which, according to the sum of the declarations of voting members, were placed in it. The officer or a scrutineer then initials the back of the ballot paper and adds a note indicating the correction.
The officer or assistant officer cancels a ballot paper by writing “Void” on it and initialing it. The number of rejected ballot papers is noted in the vote count report provided for in Schedule V.