Polling began in the South Vietnam National Assembly elections on Sunday (August 29) after a day of last-minute preparations by candidates and their parties.
LV PAN DOWN Saigon City Hall with election preparations in progress
SV Workmen watch preparations
LV Police & military guards check identification cards (3 shots)
SV Election car past camera
SV Children watch PAN ACROSS TO lorry
SCU Band playing on lorry
SV Children near lorry PAN ACROSS TO lorry along road
Initials SGM/1715 SGM/1813
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Background: Polling began in the South Vietnam National Assembly elections on Sunday (August 29) after a day of last-minute preparations by candidates and their parties. At least one polling fraud was uncovered as voting began, and the Viet Cong launched a series of guerrilla incidents including shelling on military and civil targets throughout the country.
Last-minute preparations, shown in this film, included stringent police and military security checks, and election motorcades with party workers exhorting the seven million voters to cast their poll for one candidate or another.