Election Commission ready for distribution of official ballot papers for presidential election

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The Elections Commission says everything is ready for the distribution of official ballot papers for the Presidential Election 2019.

The certification of postal ballot lists took place yesterday (15) while the issuing of postal ballot papers and handing them over to the post will take place on October 18.

Accordingly, postal voting for the state institutions and armed forces will take place on 31 October 2019 and 1st November 2019.

Postal voting will be held on the 4th of November for voters of District Secretariats, Election Offices and Police stations. Officers who are unable to cast their postal votes on these days will be given the opportunity to cast their vote on the 7th November 2019 at the District Election Offices in the district where their office is located.

The official polling cards for the Presidential Election 2019 will be handed over to the post on 25 October 2019. November 3rd is the special day for distributing polling cards and the distribution will end on 9th November.

Voters who did not receive their polling cards before 09 November 2019 can obtain them through the post office linked to the address registered in the electoral register by verifying identity.

Meanwhile, the Constitutional Council has approved the appointment of Saman Sri Ratnayake as the Commissioner General of the National Election Commission.

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