Complaints of electoral fraud and other allegations related to the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (BCCI) board elections were thrown out yesterday. BCCI appeals committee members met to discuss the complaints filed by five candidates who failed to land a seat.
“We investigated the claims filed by the five candidates and did not find anything,” said BCCI elections committee head Jassim Abdul A’al.
“The complaints were rejected.” The GDN reported on Monday that five businessmen called for the number of votes to be verified with the corresponding Commercial Registrations (CR).
They also alleged that when election staff were counting ballots the live YouTube feed was cut off and called for a manual recount, claiming vote machines did not register markings on ballots. A total of 7,003 registered voters, each entitled to at least two votes, cast their ballots to elect the 18-member board during the March 10 polls, held at the Isa Cultural Centre, Juffair.