Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Special Pens Change Marks on Ballots (Zambia)

Special Pens Change Marks on Ballots (Zambia)

http://www.zambianwatchdog.com/?p=23449&cpage=1

Zambian Watchdog
20 September 2011

Suspicious Kawambwa votes using own pens

By Chephas Malimba

People at St. Mary’s Basic School Polling station in Kawambwa woke up as early as 03:30 hours to cast their votes. By 06:00, there were more than 500 voters in the queue, out of the more than 1 380 registered voters.

However, most voters were seen with their own pens and exchanging pens. This is due to a rumor that the ECZ provided pens are made in such a way that if you mark X against Sata using ECZ pen, RB being on top while Sata at the bottom, when you fold the ballot paper horizontally, the X against Sata will fade directly to RB’s slot.

The rumour suggests that, this is how the election is going to be rigged.



http://www.times.co.zm/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1956:ecz-results-website-hacked&catid=46:other-headlines

Times of Zambia
22 September 2011

ECZ results website hacked

By Times Reporter

[Electoral Commission of Zambia Chairperson Justice Ireen Mambilima:] “The commission would further like to dismiss the myth of the so called magic pen provided by ECZ at polling stations whose ink purportedly fades after a voter has marked the ballot paper or the mark shifting from one candidate’s slot to another.”

http://www.lusakatimes.com/2011/09/21/ecz-magic-pens-allegations-mythmambilima/
Lusaka Times
22 September 2011
ECZ magic pens allegations a myth-Mambilima