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Last updateTue, 12 Feb 2019 11am

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All arrangements have been finalised for the LG polls.

The election commission says all arrangements have been finalised to conduct the local government polls on Saturday. 8,325 councillors will be selected 340 local government bodies by this poll. The voting will take place at 13,374 polling centers from 7.00 am to 4.00 pm on Saturday. Chairman of the election commission Mahinda Deshapriya says that the persons who do not have receive their official poll cards can obtain them from the nearest post office proving their identity. It is compulsory to have a valid identity card to cast the votes.

Mr. Deshapriya says that legal action will be taken against the deployed officials who avoid election duties.
The election commission has emphasised that the use of mobile phones, taking photos, videos and possessing of arms and use of smoking and alcohol is completely banned at the premises of polling centers of the upcoming local government polls on Saturday.