​No extra ballots floating around

​Electoral Commissioner Patilias Gamato has denied rumours that extra ballot papers are floating around in private hands.

He said if such allegations are made then the commission must be notified to verify them.

Gamato said this in response to rumours, which surfaced at the beginning of polling, that extra ballot papers were in circulation.

“As far as I’m concerned, all ballot papers are intact, we only release them for each electorate and they go under police scrutiny and custody until they are released to be used in the polling places,” he said.

“There have been reports of extra ballot papers or illegal ballot papers floating around the country, I deny that, and I’m challenging and telling people that they need to come and produce that to me so that I can verify. Give me the opportunity to verify.”

Cedric Patjole