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Trial run for see-through ballot boxes in Matale

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For the first time in the history of elections in the country, 46 transparent plastic ballot boxes would be used in the forthcoming Central Provincial Council elections.

These ballot boxes would be placed in the polling stations located within the Matale Municipal Council (MC) area on an experimental basis according to Matale District Secretary and Returning Officer Helen A. Meegasmulla.

These plastic boxes are being used on the initiative of the Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya. The Elections Commissioner earlier said depending on the outcome, he would consider the use of transparent plastic ballot boxes at future national elections. (M.W. Somaratne) (Pix by Mahesh Ruwan Keerthirathna)



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  • Sonali de Silva Thursday, 19 September 2013 10:03 PM

    These are not transparent but translucent. And how do they propose to seal the lid?

    Terrence Bde Silva Friday, 20 September 2013 01:45 AM

    "Transpirancy at its best and Computer Jilmart at its worst!

    ANTON Friday, 20 September 2013 01:45 AM

    YEP, USUALLY PEOPLE LIKE SEE THROUGH THINGS.

    Hmr Friday, 20 September 2013 12:00 AM

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    ANTON Friday, 20 September 2013 01:48 AM

    NOT ONLY THESE BOXES, CANDIDATES MOTIVES ALSO SHOULD BE TRANSPARENT.

    asoka abeywardena Friday, 20 September 2013 02:40 AM

    the matter is not with the box but with the counting and releasing of results mechanism...playing with the ballot boxes was in the history...

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 20 September 2013 02:40 AM

    This move is totally a "Gill Mart", looking at these plastic transparent boxes there are possibilities for mis-using, Finally the purpose is lost.

    Andrew Pitugala Friday, 20 September 2013 02:58 AM

    The problem is not with the type of box. How do you prevent replacing boxes stuffed with hora votes ? How do do prevent threat and thuggery to cast hora votes?

    MagodisThuma Friday, 20 September 2013 04:47 AM

    Gantaaramark !

    prassu Friday, 20 September 2013 05:19 AM

    WoW check out the security detail for these boxes ... it will be soo difficult to open and rig votes ;)

    Trehan Munasinghe Friday, 20 September 2013 07:39 AM

    Most developed countries and even places at WAR use transparent ballot boxes... we don't need a trial run this is a good system.. When will these people in the country learn to do the right thing.


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