Postal voting commences tomorrow

Postal voting for presidential election commences tomorrow

by Staff Writer 30-10-2019 | 9:36 PM
COLOMBO (News 1st) - Postal voting for the 2019 Presidential Election is scheduled to take place tomorrow and the day after tomorrow (October 31). The total number of seven hundred and seventeen thousand nine hundred and eighteen (717,918) had applied to cast postal votes for the 2019 Presidential Election. Out of which six hundred and fifty-nine thousand five hundred and fourteen ( 659,514) applications had been accepted. Therefore, the rejected number of postal votes is fifty-four thousand four hundred and four. (54,404) The most number of postal voters for this year's Presidential Election has been reported from the Kandy district with 59,945 voters. SP Ruwan Gunasekara, media spokesperson of Police: "It has been scheduled to carry out postal voting, tomorrow and the day after at all state institutions situated across the country. Police personnel have been approved to use their postal votes on the 4th and 5th of November. The Police officers who are unable to vote via postal votes on those days can use their vote at the Divisional Secretariat that the Police station is attached to on the 7th of November. If Postal voting is being conducted at a particular state institution, campainging within a vicinity of 500 meteres from the state institution will be prohibited." The media spokesperson of Police also spoke regarding complaints relating to the Presidential Election as well saying: "32 complaints in relation to the Presidential Election have been lodged. A total of 48 breaches of election laws have been reported. A total of 38 individuals have been arrested thus far. Among those 38 individuals, are two pradeshiya sabha members. One represents the Panduwasnuwara PS while the other is the Deputy Chairman of the Walallawita PS. There is a former PS member as well.  He is a former member of the Pelmadulla PS. A Police Sergeant is also among the 38 arrested individuals. He had caused damages to promotional material at a party office."