Director for the Technical Secretariat for Electoral Administration (STAE) Tomás do Rosario Cabral said that around 7,000 ballot boxes have been sent to the districts.

Those boxes will be stored in STAE district offices until it distributed to each polling centre on 16 March.

He said that the ballot boxes will be distributed to 630 polling centres.

"Boxes were sent from Finland and have taken three months to arrive in Timor Leste" he cited. (*)