The press secretary of Armenia's Central Election Commission advises visiting polling stations and checking whether the allegations about vanishing ink stamps correspond to reality or not.
Those who want to make sure can visit any polling station to see how the ink stamp is applied," said Armen Smbatyan.
Earlier we reported that the ink stamp used in passports during the voting can be easily erased with wet tissues, e.g. napkins.
The CEC announced last week that the British manufacturer of the ink had modified the composition of the ink to make sure that it is more durable. CEC members demonstratively put dozens of stamps on invalid passports after stirring ink containers for seven minutes. The CEC chairman, Tigran Mukuchyan, said members of election commissions were already taught how to use the ink during relevant training courses.
Armen Smbatyan today told journalists he did not want to comment on extreme approaches.
"You can erase even ordinary ink, using abrasive paper. What about the common sense theory? Vegetable oil is even enough to clear it. One should not go to extremes," he said.
A1+ has already checked the ‘quality' of the ink which really vanished within minutes.