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Dept comments on bibles at polls
22 May 2015 16:04
After reports of objections at some polling stations this morning to Bibles being on display, the Department of Environment has said they are for use in cases where a presiding officer asks a voter with no identification to swear an oath.
Someone who is asked to make an oath or an affirmation can use the bible, the department spokesperson said.
He added it is not intended to be an affront to minority religions or those with no religious affiliation, who can make an affirmation instead of a religious oath.
If a voter is asked to take an oath or an affirmation, it is up to the voter to decide which to take.
Once the oath or affirmation is taken in these circumstances, voting can then continue, the spokesperson said.

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