EBC re-issues ballot papers – Special Electors only


EBC re-issues ballot papers – Special Electors only

The Elections and Boundaries Commission says it has come to its attention that during the issuance of ballot papers to Special Electors, the prescribed procedure was not followed with respect to certain electoral districts.

In a media release the EBC explains that the exercise took place on Wednesday.

It notes that as such, and in accordance with Election Rule 22(7) of the Representation of the People Act, Chapter 2:01, the Government Printer will be required to destroy these defective ballots and provide certification of same.

The EBC says it has been decided that ballot papers intended for use by Special Electors in the electoral districts so affected, will be re-issued on Thursday November 21, 2019.

Returning Officers have been advised to make the necessary arrangements.

The Commission advises that no Special Elector has as yet received a ballot paper.

Voting for Special Electors will commence on Monday November 25, 2019 at the offices of the respective Returning Officers, or from Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at the Special Polling Stations established by the Commission for that purpose.