Poll-O-Meter: Eye for perfect dimensions

Poll-O-Meter: Eye for perfect dimensions

Ballot boxes in the 1952 election. Picture credit: commons.wikimedia.org

In 1951, the Election Commission’s instruction to ballot-box makers was very specific: every box should measure 8” high x 9” long x 7” wide, the lid being fixed by inside hinges,
it should be made of steel of 20 gauge and it shouldn’t be possible to insert ballot papers through the edges.