40. On the date, at the time and place indicated in the polling notice, the scrutineers count the votes in the presence of the officer or a deputy officer.
The vote count is public.
The officer or the deputy officer cancels any ballot paper that
(1) has not been provided by the officer;
(2) does not bear the initials of the officer;
(3) has not been marked;
(4) has been marked in favor of more than 1 candidate;
(5) has been marked in favor of a person who is not a candidate;
(6) has been marked elsewhere than in the spaces reserved for that purpose;
(7) bears fanciful or injurious entries;
(8) bears a mark by which the member can be identified.
The officer or the deputy officer cancels a ballot paper by writing “Void” on it and initialing the paper. The number of rejected ballot papers is noted on the vote count report provided for in Schedule V.