IEC wants explanation regarding easy-to-remove indelible ink

IEC wants explanation regarding easy-to-remove indelible ink

- The IEC says it will raise the issue of its 'indelible' ink with the company which supplied it

- This comes after it was found that the ink was relatively easy to remove

- The IEC has added that it will also be investigating allegations of multiple voting

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The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says that it wants answers from the company which produced the indelible ink after it emerged that the ink was relatively easy to remove.

The ink is a security measure and was meant to ensure that voters would not be able to cast a ballot more than once.

Several political parties and members of the public have complained about how easy it was to remove the supposedly indelible ink.

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COPE's Deirdre Carter, for example, rubbed off the ink and visitfourd 4 different voting stations to show how easy it would be for someone to vote more than once.

IEC Chairperson Mosotho Moepya said that they bought the ink from a supplier which uses a secret formula, according to Eyewitness News. However, Moepya says the IEC will take the issue up with the company, as the company was meant to ensure that the ink was indelible (meaning it cannot be removed).

"We're going to go back to them and say this is what we've ordered, confirm that you've given us what we ordered," Moepya said.

This comes after several parties lodged official complaints with the Commission regarding the ink.

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Moepya added that this was the first election in which there were allegations of multiple voting. He said this was be investigated as well, Briefly.co.za has gathered.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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