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NEC’s official results are not only on pink carbon sheets

Claim 4: “The official results of NEC are on pink carbon sheets and not white sheets,” Martin Kollie posted.

Verdict: False


According to the National Elections Commission (NEC), the vote (s) cast for each candidate will be recorded on a five-page carbon copy document known as the Record of the Count. Carbon copy document, or carbonic paper consists of sheets of paper that create one or more copies simultaneously with creating an original document.  

Being a copy paper document, the information written on the original sheet will appear on the bottom four sheets, consisting of blue, pink, yellow, and green, with the original copy being white.

The white sheet of the count is placed in a tamper-evident envelope (TEE). The tamper evident is a packaging designed to be easy to open but features a seal or wrap that is difficult to replace once opened.

The blue sheet, the second copy, is placed in the ballot box. The pink, the third copy, is posted on the wall of the polling place for public viewing. The yellow sheet, the fourth of the Record of the Count, is given to the candidate’s representative who obtained the highest votes. The fifth sheet, being the last, and the green copy is given to the candidate’s representative who obtained the second highest votes.

As defined above by the NEC, the white sheet is the original of the Record of the Count, and it is taken from the TEE and copies are made for everyone present during the tallying.

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