Grenada's electoral office dismisses claims inferior ballot papers used in election

The Parliamentary Electoral Office (PEO) in Grenada has dismissed reports that inferior ballot papers were used in the general election.
Many voters had called into the Grenada Broadcasting Network to complain that there were at least two or three different types of  paper being used to mark the ballots at some of the 264 polling stations across the country.
PEO Civic and Education Officer Ferdinand Phillip denied the claims.
He said all the measures were taken to ensure a free and fair election.
Some 78,222 people were eligible to vote in the election where 45 candidates, including three independents, representing seven political parties are seeking control o  the 15-member Parliament.
Political observers say the poll is a straight fight between the incumbent New National Party (NNP) of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) headed by a former Finance Minister Nazim Burke.
In the last general election, the NNP won all 15 seats and Dr. Mitchell told reporters soon after casting his vote that he was "confident" of  victory.

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