Elpitiya PS poll postal voting applications close Sept.13 | Daily News

Elpitiya PS poll postal voting applications close Sept.13

Applications for postal voting for the Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha election scheduled for October 11, will close on September 13, the Elections Commission (EC) has announced.

The Commission requests those who are eligible to cast postal votes to submit their duly filled applications on or before September 13. Incomplete or late applications will be rejected, the Commission said.

“The deadline given will not be extended under any circumstances”, the EC said.

All Public Officers/Employees, Principals/ Teachers who are registered as electors of the Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha area and are likely to be deployed for election duties at the election are requested to apply for the postal vote.

Officers and employees of the Sri Lanka Transport Board, Posts Department, Sri Lanka Railways, who are living in the local authority area, and members of the Armed Forces, Police Department engaged in providing security in all parts of the island and members of Civil Security Forces engaged in active security service are also eligible to apply for postal voting at this election. The Supreme Court on August 30, 2019 ordered the Elections Commission to conduct the election for the Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha, which was delayed for more than 18 months from February last year.

This poll had been halted by the SC through an Interim Order issued on January 30, 2018 after one contesting political party filed a petition against the rejection of its nominations for this PS for the last year’s Local Government Elections.

Accordingly, the Galle District Returning Officer of Galle, Somaratne Vidanapathirana on Monday (2) had issued the relevant the Extraordinary Gazette announcing the conduct of the Elpitiya PS election on October 11, this year.


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