How to Conduct a FPTP Election Count

You can access this feature from your MSL Admin site. Only Super Admins with Election Admins or Site Admins permissions can access the Election Counts window.

The Count Details window on the MSL System is the same for both FPTP and STV voting systems, however, when you run a FPTP count you only need to elect the candidate(s) with the highest number of votes. You do not need to transfer any papers or surplus votes.

If a candidate is ready to be elected, the word Elect is displayed alongside their name on the Count Details window.

For further information, and to download the above flowchart as a PDF file, see Election Results.

  1. Log in to your MSL Admin site at https://[domainname]/msl/. The Home menu is displayed.

  2. From the Home menu, select Voting. The Voting submenu is displayed.

  3. From the Voting submenu, select Results. The Results window with a list of all Elections and Referenda with polling completed during the last month is displayed.
  4. From the list of Elections, select the relevant election. The Election Counts window is displayed.
  5. Next to the relevant Post, select New Count, then from the dropdown menu, click New Count. The Count Details window is displayed.
  6. Following the Election Count Process Flowchart, your organisation's Election Regulations, Constitution, Bye-Laws or similar, select one of the following options and follow that set of instructions:
    1. If there is a single place
      • Next to the candidate with the highest number of votes, click Elect
      • The count is complete, and a confirmation message is displayed
    2. If there are multiple places
      • Select the checkboxes next to the candidates with the highest number of votes
      • Click Elect Selected Candidates
      • The count is complete, and a confirmation message is displayed

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