NLD files official complaint against ballot tampering

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SUNDAY, 01 APRIL 2012

A complaint letter has been sent to the Union Election Commission by the National League for Democracy (NLD) party objecting to some polling stations refusing to exchange tampered ballots. The ballots were tampered with wax, which prevented voters from recording their ballots properly, it said.

The NLD said polling station officials refused to exchange the faulty ballots.

The letter said incidents of ballot tampering occurred in Nyaungbinthar, Sinshin, Tanei, Ahlepone and Chaungna villages in Pale Township, Sagaing Region, and other constituencies including Mawlamyine, Myanaung, Magwe, Kawhmu, Mingalataungnyunt, Mayangon, Dagon Seikkan, Taungdwingyi and Kalaw (Aungban).

Similar cases were rampant across the country, said the NLD.

In Pale Ni Chan village, the polling station chief herself checked the box for Union Solidarity and Development Party candidates on behalf of some voters, said NLD officials.

The voting ended at 4 p.m., and ballot counting has begun in many areas.

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