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Published: Saturday April 27, 2013 MYT 5:55:00 PM
Updated: Saturday April 27, 2013 MYT 5:56:05 PM

GE13: Don’t take photographs of ballot papers, says Guan Eng

KAMPAR: Voters have been asked to refrain from taking pictures of their ballot papers when voting as it is an election offence, said DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.

He said there had been reports of people who were offering money to those who were wiling to take pictures of their marked ballot papers.

"They say that if you take pictures of the ballot paper and showed them who you voted for, you will be paid money," he told reporters after giving a speech by the roadside during his visit to the town here Saturday.

Lim said the DAP has asked its polling and counting agents to monitor this issue closely.

Lim also said this was the first time indelible ink would be used and there was concern that it could smudge ballot papers.

"I don't think this will happen, but if it does you can ask for a new one. If voters have any queries, they should ask the polling agent," he said.

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