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Finger ink arrives for election day

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Voter inked her finger after casting last year. Sreng Meng Srun

Finger ink arrives for election day

THE National Election Committee (NEC) on Thursday confirmed that 51,000 bottles of ink to be used in polling stations during the July 29 national elections is scheduled to arrive on Thursday night from India.

NEC spokesman Hang Puthea said the 51,000 bottles of ink were purchased from Mysore Paints & Varnish Ltd.

A representative of the company demonstrated the ink to the registered parties, relevant institutions and the media after accusations that it can kill people, he said.

“It is expected to arrive tonight. We do not know what time. Now [we] are contacting the airport to ease its transport when we take possession of the bottles,” he said.

He said each polling centre will get two bottles of ink while the rest will be kept at the NEC and at the Provincial Election Committee offices in case officials have to resupply the stations for whatever reason.

“We will inform the public about the quality of the ink,” he said, declining to reveal the total cost of the 51,000 bottles.

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