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Scouts pulled from vote role

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The Election Commission (EC) has aborted its plan to allow high school scouts to assist at polling stations in eight southern provinces for fear that they could be hurt if violence erupts. 

Initially, the EC planned to use school scouts throughout the country to help polling station officials verify the list of eligible voters and assist the elderly and disabled at polling stations.

But the EC cancelled the plan in the eight southern provinces where no election candidates were able to register for the Feb 2 poll due to protests by the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC).

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