Written by Staff Writer
25 Jan, 2014 | 12:38 pm
Attaching a photocopy of the birth certificate or the national identity card of the candidate to the nomination form has been made compulsory when submitting nominations for the upcoming provincial council elections.
The Elections Secretariat said the aim of this move is to minimise issues which arise in obtaining the assets and liabilities of the candidates.
The Elections Secretariat said the General Secretary of the party or the leader, in case of an independent party, should attest that the photocopy of the NIC or the birth certificate.
A senior spokesperson at the secretariat said that Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya educated party representatives in this regard at a discussion held on Friday.
Furthermore, the party representatives have been educated on the correct submission of nominations so that it would not be rejected.
Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya has requested the party representative to take required steps to minimise the rejection of nominations.
Meanwhile, the Elections Secretariat says that only four representatives of an accepted political party or an independent party will get the opportunity to be present during the submission of nomination.
A spokesperson said that the general secretary of the party and the first three candidates listed on the nominations list can be present at the ocassion.
The Elections Secretariat further said that no other person can participate in their place.
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