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ELD tightens processes to account for used, empty ballot boxes

Minister Chan Chun Sing told Parliament the Elections Department has tightened its work processes to ensure used and empty ballot boxes are accounted for, following the discovery of empty ballot boxes that were not properly discarded.

SINGAPORE: The Elections Department has reviewed and tightened its work processes to ensure used and empty ballot boxes are accounted for and included in the disposal of other debris and discarded items, said Social and Family Development Minister Chan Chun Sing in Parliament on Monday (July 7).

Mr Chan was replying on behalf of the Prime Minister, to a question by MP Pritam Singh on the discovery of empty ballot boxes that were not properly disposed of. The boxes were used in the 2011 Presidential Election.

"The ballot boxes discovered in August last year were used and empty ballot boxes that were not disposed of in a proper manner. There are no implications on the secrecy of the vote or the integrity of the election process,” Mr Chan reiterated. 

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