“(1) In this Part, unless the context otherwise requires,—
“blank voting document means a voting document, in the case of an election, on which there is no evidence that the voter has attempted to indicate his or her intention to vote for 1 or more candidates on the voting document with respect to that election
“checking system means a system that—
“informal voting document means a voting document—
“operation, with respect to a checking system, includes any act for the purposes of regulations 56 to 58, 78 and 79 and any set of such acts, including (but not limited to) a set of acts defined by sampling
“ordinary vote means a vote from a valid ordinary voting document
“ordinary voting document means a voting document that is not a special voting document
“process or processing voting documents means to carry out any process that facilitates the efficient counting of votes, and—
“special vote means a vote from a valid special voting document
“special voting document means a voting document declared to be a special voting document under regulation 44
“valid, with respect to a voting document, means a voting document that is not—
“votes means ordinary votes and special votes.
“(2) In this Part, unless the context otherwise requires, any reference to a determination, or any other action of an electoral officer, includes an action taken by an automated process.
“(3) In the case of a poll, this Part applies as if, with all necessary modifications, every reference to a candidate were a reference to the matter or matters that are the subject of the poll.”