Two additional dates set to cast postal votes

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Two more additional dates have been announced for those who were unable to cast their postal ballots for the 2020 General Election.

Accordingly, those eligible to cast ballot can vote on the 24th of July between 8:30am and 4pm and on the 25th of July between 8:30am and 2pm.

The National Election Commission said individuals who were unable to cast postal votes can visit the election office in the district in which their respective place of employment is situated in order to vote.

The Election Commission informed all Returning Officers to promptly return all ballot paper packets to the respective district election office promptly.

Postal voting for the election concluded yesterday after commencing last Monday with 705,085 electors eligible to cast postal ballots.

Election monitors said no major incident was reported during the postal voting process.

Meanwhile, postal voting was not conducted within the Rajanganaya Divisional area as planned due to the on-going quarantine procedure.

The Commission said a suitable date will be announced on a later day for Rajanganaya voters to mark their postal ballots.

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