The Turkish Supreme Board of Elections (YSK) has denied rumors that a black dot on the ballot paper would invalidate votes cast for candidates other than President Erdogan. The rumor began circulating on social media after the ballots were printed. It was suggested that the black dot would disappear if a vote was cast for Erdogan, but would cancel out any other votes. However, the YSK confirmed that 225 ballot papers were incorrectly printed, but assured voters that this would not affect the outcome of the election. The YSK representative of the CHP, Mehmet Hadimi Yakupoğlu, said in a statement that a printing error cannot be seen as a distinguishing sign, adding that “no problem” had occurred.
Meanwhile, the voting process in foreign representative offices has ended, with 1,691,531 voters casting their votes abroad, and 125,479 doing so at customs. This brings the total number of voters who cast their votes to 1,817,010. The results of the election are expected to be announced in the coming days.