All ballots, including unused ballots, should be accounted for during election day.
- It is important to note… whether the polling station has received, and can account for, blank ballots and all other necessary materials.
- [U]nused voting slips must never leave the polling station.
- Any unused ballot papers should remain at the polling station and should not be deposited or stored in different premises. As soon as the station opens, the ballot papers awaiting use must be in full view on the table of the senior station official for instance. There should be no others stored in cupboards or other places.