Ballot paper reconciliation

​Ballot papers arrive

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.

​Big turnout for NCD pre-count

They include polling officials, candidates’ scrutineers and supporters.

NCD Election Manager Alvin Jimmy said the pre-count was to begin at 2pm however, at this time, the venue is still closed with security personnel manning the area.

Media personnel are also waiting outside for entry into the venue.

The reconciliation of ballot papers aims to dispel rumours and suspicions of election rigging in the capital city.