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Shalveen Chand
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

POLICE officers will not be present inside polling stations but at the venues only to provide security, says the Police Commissioner Bernadus Groenewald.

Mr Groenewald said police officers would carry out their work as stipulated under the Electoral Decree.

"We do not have a role inside the polling stations because the Electoral Decree is very clear that a police officer is not allowed in any polling stations. He can only enter a polling station if required by the presiding officer," he said.

"We will deploy officers at polling stations but not inside the polling stations."

According to sections 58 and 90 of the Electoral Decree, police officers may only be present inside the polling station during voting and later on during the counting of votes if requested by the presiding officer for the purpose of restoring peace and order, and only for the time necessary to do so.

Section 100, which deals with packaging and transfer of ballot papers and other materials for safe keeping by the Supervisor of Elections after the count, states that a police officer may accompany the transfer of any election material at the request of the presiding officer.








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