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Off-cut, Shredded Ballot Papers To Be Locked In Container And Stored At FEO Warehouse

The Fijian Elections Office will not dispose shredded ballot papers at a recycling plant in Suva as planned. Deputy Supervisor of Election Karyl Winter said: “It has come to our
29 Oct 2018 16:06
Off-cut, Shredded Ballot Papers To Be Locked In Container And Stored At FEO Warehouse
The bales of cut-off and shredded ballot papers open for inspection at the Star Printery.

The Fijian Elections Office will not dispose shredded ballot papers at a recycling plant in Suva as planned.

Deputy Supervisor of Election Karyl Winter said: “It has come to our attention that the management of this particular recycling facility, which is the only one of its kind in the country to cater for large amounts, is politically affiliated and one of its affiliates are contesting the General Election under a Political Party.

“Therefore, the FEO is no longer able to use the services provided by this recycling plant.”

Instead, the offcuts and shredded Ballot papers that did not meet FEO standard will be kept in a 20-foot shipping container until after the elections.

 

The FEO had accumulated 19 and a half bale bags of shredded materials.

All Political Parties had inspected the bale bags at the Star Printery location before the bale bags were locked and stored at the FEO Warehouse at Laucala Beach until the conclusion of the Election.

Burning the shredded materials was not an option because of the amount of paper that had to be burnt.

The FEO had concluded the production of ballot papers on 26th October 2018.

 

 

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