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Strict procedures will be followed for counting: Winter

November 7, 2018 12:30 am

Strict procedures will be followed to verify ballot papers received through postal votes says the Fijian Elections Office.

Deputy Supervisor of Elections, Karyl Winter says the returned envelopes will be opened to get the transmission envelopes and will be bundled into sets of 10.

She says verification clerks will then verify signatures, sign and initial the transmission envelopes.

The transmission envelopes will then be opened to get the secret ballot paper and then bundled into sets of 50.

The ballot papers will then be placed into ballot box until there are 500 ballots.

“The supervisor of election will then print out the labels and place them on the protocol box and then seal numbers will be recorded and then the box will be sealed. Protocol results in the record book are then placed in the envelope and the ballot boxes are taken to a secure container until the Election Day.”

The counting of these ballots will begin on November 14th.