NORTHEAST SPECIAL ELECTION
As Northeast Chief Judicial Officer, I hereby declare that this polling place has been opened.
This is the Northeast regional polling booth for the October 4th through October 6th Special Election. In this polling place, Northeast citizens are electing one Representative.
Votes for offices in this region are cast using PR-STV. Voters who wish to preference more than one candidate should allocate a first preference for a candidate by marking a  in the space provided by that candidate's name, and proceeding to number as many preferences as they desire by marking a , , etc for as many candidates as they so desire.
A vote will be counted so long as the voter that casts it is eligible to vote in this election and casts a formal ballot. A vote is formal so long as it contains numbered preferences with no duplicate numbers. A ballot containing Roman Numerals is not considered informal. A ballot in which candidates have been ranked a,b,c, etc is not considered informal so long as no letter has been repeated, and so long as a single candidate has been ranked a, for as long as the letters are consecutive with no duplicate letters. A ballot is formal if the CJO can determine the intent of the voter without interviewing that voter.
Per past practice, write-in votes are only counted for a candidate if he or she publicly declares a willingness to receive write-in votes for a particular office in the [name of election] before the polls close in the Candidate Declaration Thread or writes in his or her own name on the ballot for that particular office.
Votes for "NOTA" or "None of the Above" for any office are formal regardless of the preference assigned to it. Should a voter preference "NOTA" as well as other candidates, only his vote for "NOTA" will be counted.
This booth shall remain open until Sunday, October 6th at 11:59:59 PM EST. Editing your ballot at any point after posting will result in disqualification of your vote.
 Barnes (Labor - Rhode Island
 Poirot (Independent - New York)