Media image library - Counting the 2016 federal election votes

Updated: 21 July 2016

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Counting votes on election night

AEC workers emptying House of Representatives ballot boxes to commence the count
AEC workers sort House of Representatives ballot papers
AEC workers count House of Representatives ballot papers Packing House of Representatives ballot papers
AEC workers count House of Representatives ballot papers
AEC worker counts House of Representatives ballot papers
AEC workers emptying Senate ballot boxes to commence the count
AEC workers unfolding Senate ballot papers to commence the count
AEC worker using a counting tool
Bundle of House of Representatives ballot papers

Collation, sorting and distribution of declaration votes

AEC staff sorting interstate and out of area votes
Declaration vote exchange in Sydney NSW interstate and out of area votes sorted by division
NSW interstate and out of area votes sorted by division
AEC staff sorting interstate and out of area votes
AEC officers bundle declaration votes in preparation for packaging and distribution to their local electorate
AEC workers sort votes in Canberra
AEC workers sort votes in Canberra AEC officers cross check declaration votes
One of many declaration vote exchange centres operating across Australia
AEC officers sorting votes in preparation for packaging and distribution to their local electorate
Votes being sorted according to electorate
AEC officers sorting votes in preparation for packaging and distribution to their local electorate
Votes being sorted according to electorate.

House of Representatives counting

Counting House of Representatives ballot papers
Counting of House of Representatives ballot papers Bundles of House of Representatives ballot papers
Counting of House of Representatives ballot papers
Counting of House of Representatives ballot papers
Counting of House of Representatives ballot papers
Counting of House of Representatives ballot papers Counting of House of Representatives ballot papers
House of Representatives ballot papers packaged and sealed
House of Representatives ballot papers packaged and sealed
Sealing House of Representatives ballot papers into a transport box

Senate counting

Counting of Queensland Senate ballot papers in Mt Isa
Counting of Queensland Senate ballot papers in Mt Isa
Counting of Queensland Senate ballot papers in Mt Isa
Secure packaging of NSW Senate ballot papers
Senate ballot papers organised for counting
Senate ballot paper packaging
Counting of Senate ballot papers in a counting centre in Canberra
Senate ballot paper packaging Sorting and counting of Senate ballot papers in Haymarket, NSW
Counting of Senate ballot papers in a counting centre in Canberra
Listing seals for Senate ballot papers packed for transport
Senate ballot papers packed and sealed for transport

Central Senate Scrutiny

Scrutineers are given a demonstration on Central Senate Scrutiny processes
AEC workers checking scanned Senate ballot papers AEC workers checking scanned Senate ballot papers
AEC workers checking scanned Senate ballot papers AEC workers checking scanned Senate ballot papers
Securely packaged NSW Senate ballot papers in the Central Senate Scrutiny site in Moorebank awaiting scanning
Securely packaged NSW Senate ballot papers in the Central Senate Scrutiny site in Moorebank

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