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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentElections · 10 years ago

can you tell me the reason for lead pencils in voting booths?

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  • 10 years ago
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    In Australia - The provision of pencils in polling booths is a requirement of section 206 of the Electoral Act. There is, however nothing to prevent an elector from marking his or her ballot paper with a pen if they so wish. The AEC has found from experience that pencils are the most reliable implements for marking ballot papers. Pencils are practical because they don’t run out and the polling staff check and sharpen pencils as necessary throughout election day. Pencils can be stored between elections and they work better in tropical areas.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    in my jurisdiction you have the option of using a touch screen computer or pen on ballot. Pencils arent mandatory

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  • 10 years ago

    because the goverments to cheapo to buy white out for the voting booths

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  • 10 years ago

    Perhaps easy to erase with rubber eraser.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Lennon or McCartney...?

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    because gold ones would be stolen too often?

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  • 10 years ago

    jskdj

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