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In Texas, the WM and Wardens are the only ones that see the Ballot Box. While both Wardens may find the vote one way, the WM announces the official results, or for that matter has the power to destroy the ballot and reballot if he has not announced the results. Plus the WM is the only person in the Lodge who knows who might have protested a candidate. The Wardens should know of protests, but not from whom. That's one reason why the WM may announce something different that the Wardens, because the Wardens announce the results from the Ballot Box only.
It can get complicated. Perhaps the most useful session at the JW Retreat this year was on Balloting.
I wonder how many have been black balled through the balloting process. I mean most lodges it seems they are very welcoming to new members, especially younger members. Which they should be, but at what extent?