No decision made to postpone date of presidential election: Elections Commissioner

No decision made to postpone date of presidential election: Elections Commissioner

No decision made to postpone date of presidential election: Elections Commissioner

Written by Staff Writer

29 Dec, 2014 | 7:38 am

Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya states that no decision has been made to postpone the date of the presidential election, which is scheduled to be held on January 8, due to the adverse weather conditions that are being experienced.

Issuing a communique he noted that no such request has been made in this regard by a presidential candidate, representative of a candidate or a lawyer representing a candidate. The Elections Secretariat says that persons who were not able to cast their postal votes will be given an opportunity to do so tomorrow.

The casting of postal votes was carried out on December 22, 23, and 26.. Additional Elections Commissioner U. Amaradasa stated that those who were unable to cast their votes on the said dates will be permitted to do so at the district election offices tomorrow.

Meanwhile, the time-frame for distribution of polling cards for the presidential elections, has been extended till January 04.. The distribution of polling cards was scheduled to conclude on the 31.

The Additional Elections Commissioner stated that the date was extended owing to the adverse weather that hampered distribution activities.

Meanwhile, Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya stated that the date for the issuance of temporary identity cards for the presidential elections has also been extended till January 3.

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