They cannot all be
counted at the same time because the Bill provides that the returning officer is to fix a time after the poll is closed to count the vote. Every one knows that the vote is counted in each electoral polling subdivision as soon as the poll is closed. The return is immediately and as quickly as possible sent to the county town or wherever the central office happens to be. These returns would show that one candidate was elected by a small majority. As I suggested last night, here is where one of the difficulties will come in.