The votes were found at the Wangaratta pre-polling station after the AEC revealed there were 1,000 more Senate votes lodged at the station than those for the House of Representatives.
The AEC says the votes were counted on the night but not entered into the computer system.
The 1003 figure in the post title comes from the Evil Empire’s story on the same bunch of mislaid votes, but you don’t want to go over there, do you?
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