Empty ballot boxes found, Elections Department lodges police report
The Elections Department (ELD) has lodged a police report after they were alerted to a recent discovery of empty election ballot boxes.
In a statement on Saturday, it stressed however that there were no implications on the secrecy of the vote and electoral process.
The ELD did not specify where the boxes were found, but a report on a socio-political site on Friday showed photos of empty ballot boxes purportedly found in a school storeroom last week. They appeared to have been used in the 2011 Presidential Election, in the electoral division of Bishan-Toa Payoh.
Empty boxes are discarded after the elections, the ELD said. It added that these are supposed to have been collected by their contractor, along with other discarded items, from counting centres for general disposal.