56A-4. The preparation of ballot boxes for poll
(J) Where a paper seal is used for securing a ballot box, the Presiding Officer shall affix his own signature on the paper seal and obtain thereon the signatures of such of the polling agents present as are desirous of affixing the same.
(2) The Presiding Officer shall thereafter fix the paper seal so signed in the space meant therefor in the ballot box and shall then secure and seal the box in such manner that the slit for the insertion of ballot paper remains open.
(3) The seal used for securing a ballot box shall be affixed in such manner that after the box has been closed, it is not possible to open it without breaking the seals.
(4) Where it is not necessary to use paper seals for securing the ballot box, the Presiding Officer shall secure and seal the ballot box in such a manner that the slit for the insertion of ballot papers, remains open and shall allow the Polling Agents present to affix, it they so desire, their seals.
(5) Every ballot box used at a polling station shall bear the seal both inside and outside marked with—
(a) the serial number, if any, and the name of constituency;
(b) the serial number and name of the polling station;
(c) the serial number of the ballot box to be filled in at the end of the poll on the label outside the ballot box only, and
(d) the date of poll.
(6) Immediately before the commencement of the poll, the Presiding Officers shall demonstrate to the polling agents and other persons present that the ballot box is empty and bears the labels referred to in sub-rule (5) of this rule.
(7) The ballot box shall then be closed, sealed and secured and placed in full view of the Presiding Officer and the Polling Agents.