Illiterate People Work Polling Stations in Bulgaria

Politics | October 22, 2006, Sunday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0

Some of the people, who entered the polling-station committees and had to monitor that voting is going according to the law, were illiterate, reports say.

Committee members in the Plovidv Roma-populated district Iztok don't know how to read, bTV reported.

Some even said they didn't know what they were doing there, while others admitted that they had only studied up to the fourth grade and had serious difficulties in reading a simple text given to them.

There was no condition regarding the committee members' literacy, the Central Election Committee commented.

The committee members at the polling stations have to make sure that people aren't voting with somebody else's identification card, and that all procedures have been met.
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