It's a case of two failed biddings, and then a third negotiated one. The procurement of ballot paper and marking pens as a bundled contract for the May 2019 elections was one that went wrong, very wrong.
Secure and digital -- two words that spell out what SD cards should exemplify. But in the May 2019 elections, 4,650 SD cards of the 85,769 units deployed were found to be defective, or did not work at all. This number is multiple times more than the 120 corrupted SD cards in the May 2016 elections.