If my situation is any indicator then I'd say they are counting unregistered votes. If I seriously got put through all that crap for something that doesn't even count, then what was the point?
Also, I'm not really sure it matters if the votes are registered or not. Being registered hardly prevents people from being malicious. And its not particularly difficult to make a new account either. The voting system itself is just flawed from the start. Its a neat idea, but it doesn't take into account the fact that people are bastards. They're bastard covered bastards with a creamy bastard filling.