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Processes tightened to account for all used, empty ballot boxes

Published on Jul 7, 2014 3:40 PM
 
The Elections Department (ELD) has reviewed and tightened its work processes to ensure that all used and empty ballot boxes are accounted for and included in the disposal of other debris and discarded items after every election. -- PHOTO: ST FILE  

The Elections Department (ELD) has reviewed and tightened its work processes to ensure that all used and empty ballot boxes are accounted for and included in the disposal of other debris and discarded items after every election, said Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing in Parliament on Monday.

The move by ELD follows two students' discovery of empty ballot boxes used in the 2011 Presidential Election in a school storeroom last August.

Mr Chan, who was replying on behalf of the Prime Minister to Mr Pritam Singh (Aljunied GRC), stressed that the discovery of the boxes have "no implications on the secrecy of the vote or the integrity of the election process".

The boxes discovered by the two students last August, while not disposed of properly, were used and emptied ballot boxes, said Mr Chan.

 
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