Chan: Empty ballot boxes no indication of lapse in process

SINGAPORE - Social and Family Development Minister Chan Chun Sing said in Parliament on Monday that the discovery of five empty ballot boxes used for the 2011 Presidential Election did not constitute a lapse in electoral procedure or breach of the law, reported The Straits Times.

This is because after the close of polling, ballots are transferred into different boxes which are then sealed and escorted to counting centres.

The empty boxes left behind cease to be considered "controlled items".

This was in response to a question from Workers' Party Member of Parliament Pritam Singh.

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