Thursday 19 May 2022 02:40 AM Australian Electoral Commission sets voter straight on why signing his ballot ... trends now

Thursday 19 May 2022 02:40 AM Australian Electoral Commission sets voter straight on why signing his ballot ... trends now
Thursday 19 May 2022 02:40 AM Australian Electoral Commission sets voter straight on why signing his ballot ... trends now

Thursday 19 May 2022 02:40 AM Australian Electoral Commission sets voter straight on why signing his ballot ... trends now

Brutal moment election officials tweet an Aussie voter to tell him his vote is going in the BIN because of a simple act that made it invalid Aussie voter claimed he signed his ballot in case it was later photocopied Electoral Commission warns voter signing their name 'makes the vote informal'     A ballot paper is deemed informal 'if it has writing on it which identifies voter'

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A person has been brought back to reality by the Australian Electoral Commission after bragging about signing his name on a ballot paper. 

The Aussie voter claimed on Twitter that he signed his name in pen on the ballot paper so that the vote would be flagged if it was ever photocopied. 

He explained he did this after claiming he'd seen footage from around the world of people storing votes in boxes under the table and then photocopying the ones they preferred.

But the man's boast was quickly corrected by teen journalist Leo Puglisi who tweeted: 'Signing your name makes your vote informal.' 

A voter has been set straight on why his vote is informal after bragging about signing his name when he voted because of a fear the ballot would later be photocopied (stock image)

A voter has been set straight on why his vote is informal after bragging about signing his name when he voted because of a fear the ballot would later be photocopied (stock image)

The Aussie voter claimed he'd used a pen and signed his name on the ballot paper after seeing international examples of voter fraud

The Aussie voter claimed he'd used a pen and signed his name on the ballot paper after seeing international examples of voter fraud

Another person tagged in the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) for a definitive answer.

The electoral authority responded with 'Oh dear. By signing your

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