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The Chairman of the Elections Commission explains the voting system of the forthcoming Local Government Polls

Chairman of the Elections Commission Mahinda Deshpriya says the official polling cards for the forthcoming local government polls have been sent to be posted. Ballet papers for postal voting have already been released. Postal voting will commence from next Monday in police stations, district secretariats and at the Elections Commission. Postal voting at other locations will be conducted on the 25th and the 26th of this month. However, postal voters who are unable to cast their vote on the said days, can alternatively cast their vote at district secretariats on the first and second of February. Mr. Deshapriya also stated that one representative from each political party and independent group can be present at the polling centers. Monitoring officers will be deployed at each center.

Explaining the procedure in voting at the forthcoming polls the elections commissioner requested voters to only place a ‘cross’ in the corresponding column against the political party or independent group of choice. No other makings should be made on the ballot paper.