The Nationalist Party has already received several reports of voting documents which were already defaced and had ink removed accidentally. PN Deputy Leader Beppe Fenech Adami said that there were police officers who complained that the fell off and was stuck on the palm of their hand. Dr Fenech Adami this afternoon addressed another press conference on the ‘flimsy documents’ printed by the electoral commission. The PN Deputy Leader yesterday claimed that the new voting documents, which were set to be distributed to households as from today, do not have the necessary safety features, and the ink can be easily wiped off.
“Political parties had agreed that the documents would be protected with a layer of lamination as protection screen,” he insisted.
This screening could not be done because the electoral commission was not expecting a snap election. He said that you don’t need surgical spirit to remove the ink. “Even if you simply put your finger for some seconds on the documents, the ink starts falling off.”