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GE2020: Not true that ink from pens provided for voters on Polling Day will 'become invisible', says ELD

Jul 07, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
SINGAPORE: The Elections Department has refuted false information circulating online that ballot papers and self-inking pens provided for voters on Polling Day have been treated so that marks on the ballot papers become "Invisible" after several minutes.

The self-inking pens were introduced to allow voters to indicate their choice on the ballot papers "Clearly and easily", the ELD said.

"This arose from feedback in previous elections that some voters, especially more senior voters, had difficulty gripping regular pens to mark their votes," the department added.

Voters may also bring their own pens on Polling Day to mark the ballot papers.

The ELD said it is committed to ensuring "Voting security and secrecy", and that there are "Rigorous controls" at every step of the voting process.