Annex E – Closing Procedures Flowchart

Annex E is a process flowchart that visually describes the steps poll officials are required to follow in order to correctly organise all the election materials for return to headquarters after the close of poll. The flowchart is included in this report to demonstrate the high level of complexity poll workers face when dealing with the return of materials at the close of poll.

All of the materials (for example, forms, ballots) are shown grouped together according to which envelope or box they are to be placed in prior to their return. There are five main groups of materials and within each group there are between 2 and 12 different types of materials to gather together.

The flowchart is part of the information given to poll officals in their instruction manual.