LIBERAL Zed Seselja’s win over Simon Sheikh in the ACT Senate has been confirmed today by the Australian Electoral Commission.ACT Australian Electoral Officer Ian Gordon said the Senate count had included the data entry of below-the-line ballot papers into the AEC’s computer system.
“The distribution of preferences undertaken today was open to scrutineers appointed by the candidates,” Mr Gordon said.
“This is the final step in the count for the ACT Senate, each of which has been open to scrutineers.
“Just over 49,000 electors chose to vote below-the-line in the ACT which represents approximately 20 per cent of formal ballots cast.”
The formal declaration will be conducted in a ceremony open to the public at 2pm today, held for the first time at King’s Hall in Old Parliament House.
All 2013 federal election results are available in the Virtual Tally Room on the AEC website at www.aec.gov