Deadline for updating electoral register drawing near

By Franklin R. Satyapalan

Commissioner of Elections Mahinda Deshapriya yesterday said that only five working days were left for people to insert or delete names from the Electoral Register for 2012. The deadline would be Oct. 31.

People could visit the website – www and inform the Commissioner of any alterations.

When contacted, Deputy Commissioner of Elections M. M. Mohammed said all those who were over the age of 18 and eligible to exercise their franchise should ensure that they their names were in the specimen Electoral Register for 2012 put on display throughout the 14,020 Grama Niladhari, and 337 divisional Secretariat offices throughout the country.

All eligible new voters and other voters whose names had not been included in the Electoral Register should obtain relevant forms and submit them to the Commissioner of Elections office.

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