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ICAI Elections 2018: Manner of Recording of Votes

It  is  brought  to  the  knowledge  of  all  members  eligible  to  vote  that  the  Central Government  has  notified  the  amendments  made  in  the  Chartered  Accountants (Election to the Council) Rules, 2006 in the Gazette of India vide Notification No. GSR

796E  dated  23rd  August,  2018.  One  of  the  amendments  so  made  provide  for recording of preference on ballot paper only in Arabic numerical numbers, i.e. 1, 2 and so on. Other modes of recording preferences on ballot paper, such as in Roman numerals or in words (like I, II, III or ONE, TWO, THREE) have been discontinued. In view  of  the  same,  members  eligible  to  vote  are  requested  to  please  place  on  the ballot paper the number 1 (in Arabic numeral only) in the box opposite the name of the candidate for whom they desire to vote.   Members may, in addition, place the number 2 or the numbers 2 and 3 or the numbers 2, 3 and 4 and so on (in Arabic numeral only), in the boxes opposite the names of other candidates in the order of their preference up to the maximum number of candidates standing for the election. However,  a  cross,  i.e.  `X’  mark  may  be  put  in  the  boxes  opposite  the  name(s)  of candidate(s)  to  whom  they  do  not  desire  to  vote.  Some  illustrations  of  invalid marking of  preferences on ballot paper  are  given  below  for  the  information  of  the members  so  that  marking  of  preference  in  any  manner,  other  than  permissible manner, is avoided.



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