Draft LC Elections Amendment Bill referred to Elections Commission: Deshapriya | Daily News

Draft LC Elections Amendment Bill referred to Elections Commission: Deshapriya

The Draft Local Council Elections Amendment Bill has been referred to the Elections Commission to obtain technical guidelines and specifications, Elections Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said.

He was addressing an awareness seminar on electoral registration attended by government officials and civil organisation representatives at the Galle Kachcheri Auditorium on June 17.

Deshapriya said whatever said and done by certain individuals and critics Local Council elections could not be held until certain matters were finalised. This included the adoption of the amended Draft Bill by the Cabinet of Ministers and Parliament, the number of members due for each Local Council institution is gazetted by the Minister in charge and the final decision is received on delimitation.

He said certain problems had cropped up in the Draft Bill regarding the election deposit and candidates.

He said the Elections Commission is ready to hold the election as soon as approval is given by the above institutions and the decision of courts was received.


 

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