​Ballot papers arrive

A convoy of vehicles transporting election materials, including ballot papers, just arrived at the Rita Flynn Courts.

Accompanied by heavy police presence, the convoy entered the venue, closely watched by a large crowd that has gathered there.

NCD Metropolitan Superintendent Ben Turi has also arrived at the venue.

Venue security says once official notice is received from the Electoral Commission, polling officials, scrutineers and media will be allowed in.

Another convoy, this time transporting election manager Alvin Jimmy, and Electoral Commission staff, arrived at the venue minutes ago.

Discussions are currently underway to begin pre-counting.

A large crowd has gathered along the periphery of the venue’s fencing to catch a glimpse of what is happening.

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Cedric Patjole