Sri Lanka elections commission rejects 47,000 postal vote requests

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s elections commission said it had rejected 47,000 applications for postal voting, with a majority of rejections relating to state workers who are not expected to be placed on poll duties.

The elections commission had received 753,037 applications and accepted 705,085 applications.

Among the 47,000 rejected applications are persons who had submitted two applications from two workplaces, applications with insufficient information and those with wrong information, Commissioner General of Elections Saman Ratnayake said.

Sri Lanka’s parliamentary elections are scheduled to be held on August 05.

The elections are to be held under social distancing rules to contain the risk of spreading Coronavirus.

Sri Lanka has contained the spread of Coronavirus and officials say domestic new cases from the community has been halted. (Colombo/June24/2020)

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