As part of measures to help reduce the number of rejected ballots in the December 7 general election, the Electoral Commission (EC) has increased the size of the black border lines separating where the thumbprint should go on the ballot paper.
In the 2016 general election, the EC introduced a similar measure.
But in 2020, there has been a further improvement in the design of the ballot paper.
The boxes are larger and the black lines in between the candidate’s pictures, symbols and where the thumbprints should go are thicker.
This is to help minimise the incidence of thumbprints which stray from one box into another, causing a rejection of the ballot.
More to follow…