GE2015 ballots to be destroyed Saturday

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SINGAPORE – Ballot papers and other documents used in last year’s General Election will be destroyed this Saturday (March 12), the Elections Department said in a statement today (March 7).

The materials, which have been kept in sealed boxes in the Supreme Court since September, will be transported to the Tuas South Incineration Plant to be incinerated.

Under the Parliamentary Elections Act, ballot papers and other documents have to be sealed and retained in safe custody for six months after an election. They will then be destroyed to ensure secrecy of the votes unless ordered otherwise by the President.

Candidates who wish to witness the incineration this Saturday have to inform the Elections Department by noon on Friday (March 11) via email at candidates@eld.gov.sg.

huizhen@sph.com.sg

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Monday, March 7, 2016 – 15:47
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