Presidential elections to commence tomorrow – over 15 million deemed eligible to vote

Presidential elections to commence tomorrow – over 15 million deemed eligible to vote

Presidential elections to commence tomorrow – over 15 million deemed eligible to vote

Written by Bella Dalima

07 Jan, 2015 | 3:24 pm

Voting for the presidential elections will commence at 7 a.m. tomorrow Thursday, January 8, and will conclude at 4 p.m. with Fifteen  million forty thousand four hundred and ninety individuals have been deemed eligible to vote.

While the releasing of ballot boxes and dispatching of officers ahead of the presidential poll commenced this morning, Additional Elections Commissioner U. Amaradasa said it was carried out under the supervision of district returning officers.

U. Amaradasa added that the ballot boxes and officials are being dispatched to 12,314 polling centres countrywide. He added that all ballot boxes and officers will be deployed to all polling centres by Wednesday afternoon. 462,911 individuals have been deemed eligible to vote from the Hambantota District. 370,125 individuals from three  electorates in the Polonnaruwa District have been deemed eligible to cast their vote in the Presidential Election this time around.

They will cast their vote at 288 polling stations in the Polonnaruwa District. Ballot boxes were distributed to these polling stations on Wednesday morning.

Ballot boxes were distributed to the Anuradhapura District from the main counting centre situated at the Anuradhapura Central College on Wednesday morning.

Voters from seven electorates in the Anuradhapura District will cast their ballot at 608 polling stations.

Ballot boxes were distributed to 703 polling stations in the Galle District  on Wednesdy from the main polling station situated at the Galle Technical College. 289,666 are eligible to cast their vote from the Galle District.

Ballot boxes were distributed to 825 polling centres  in the Kandy District from the Kandy District Secretariat on Wednesday.

 

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