Chief Justice Hanan Melcer said election authorities prepared for the possibility of ballots being lifted from polling stations and were replacing any missing blank voting slips with others set aside for the purpose.
“The problem of the removal of ballot slips happened in the last election, too,” Melcer said. “We kept enough in reserve, and as soon as it happens, we have been providing replacements.”
“As for vandalized slips, this happened at a relatively large number of places, and I have instructed that an investigation be opened, and have filed a complaint with police,” he said, adding that “initial steps” were being taken along those lines.
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