Definition of Spoiled Vote

What is the definition of a "spoiled vote"? What does the term "spoiled vote" mean?

When it comes to the voting process, a "spoiled vote" is a vote that is deemed to be invalid and is not including in the vote count.

Definition of Spoiled Vote - Financial Dictionary - Elections Spoiled votes can also be called void votes, null votes and stray votes.

How can a vote become spoiled? Numerous ways, including:

1) Not voting at all
2) Voting for more than one candidate when only one is supposed to be chosen
3) Damaging the ballot so that it can't be counted by a machine

Some people will spoil their votes as a form of protest, while others will accidently spoil their votes by not choosing anybody or choosing too many people.

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